Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Paul Sproll
This thesis is an offering for those compelled to use art and design learning as a way to strengthen the resiliency of our collective cultures. By integrating intersectional place-based pedagogy into art and design learning, art educators can resist the idea that humans exist on a hierarchy with each other and other species. A deeper understanding of place can build empathy for both nature and culture, and can help educators imagine alternative classroom models that focus on building empathy within a learning environment. The importance of place is examined through a literature review, contemporary artist analysis, case studies, and interviews with art educators. Intersectional place-based pedagogy calls for art educators to recognize not only the physical land of a site, but also the non-dominant cultural narratives that are embedded within a place.
Gutbrod, Jasmine, "Building empathy at the intersection of art, nature, & culture: a field guide for art educators" (2021). Masters Theses. 760.
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