Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education (MAEd)
Art and Design
Dr. Melanie Davenport
Dr. Kevin Hsieh
Dr. Jennifer Hamrock
This research examined foundational educational components to create an art curriculum for early learners. The curriculum integrates art education, literacy, social justice, and social-emotional learning. Various studies support that these components enhance confidence, communication, social awareness, and interpersonal skills. International art education models were also explored to select key pieces of information that support the need for such a curriculum. The National Art Education Association standards, Georgia Performance Standards, and social-emotional learning program Second Step® standards influenced the learning objectives. This study cumulates in year-long curriculum map for kindergarten visual arts education, which seeks to integrate multiple facets for comprehensive learning experience.
Tempka, Rosie, "Foundational Curriculum: Integrating Art, Literacy and Social Emotional Learning." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2020.
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