Date of Award

Spring 6-4-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Shana Cinquemani

Second Advisor

Christina Alderman


This research thesis investigates the integration of technological tools into the curriculum and pedagogy of art education. By focusing explicitly on art education outside of school, it examines how technological tools expand the art learning possibilities for children and youth, enrich their art learning experiences in balance and connection with traditional arts media as well as strengthen engagement for those digital natives. Meanwhile, this research aims to contribute to a current understanding of technology integration into art curriculum and pedagogy for children and youth through literature reviews and research projects using a variety of methodologies, and then to determine what art learning might look like for children and youth where integrated with technological tools. This thesis will be the beginning point for me and extends my curiosity about what innovative art education will look like in the future for the next generation when advanced technology becomes available.

Included in

Art Education Commons



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