Learning Through Creative Problems in Art Education
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While problem-based learning is a hot commodity in education, helping students learn through problems is not new to arts education. Developing the creativity skills of students through problems is a longstanding feature of art, design, and media education. But what exactly are the problems of that visual creatives solve? How can this be applied to our classrooms? This webinar outlines the structures and shapes of creative problems; it will share how different types of problems help students in different ways. Examples from art, design, and media professionals applied for middle-level students will be provided.
Chris Grodoski is a Middle-Level Art and Design educator at Franklin Middle School in Wheaton, Illinois for the past decade. His professional experiences include being an all-subject, 7th and 8th-grade classroom teacher in high poverty, urban contexts, H earned a Ph.D. in Art Education from Northern Illinois University with additional studies in cognitive psychology and education policy. Chris has served the National Art Education Association (NAEA) as a Research Commissioner. In this role, he represented middle-level art educators. Chris was also the Founding Chair and is now Past Chair, NAEA Data Visualization Research Working Group. Here in Illinois, Chris served the Illinois Art Education Association as a Board Member in the Advocacy Advisor position. This work included organizing statewide advocacy days, the publication of the Research Update, and the hosting of Policy Roundtables with arts, nonprofit, and legislative leaders. Chris’s publication record includes book chapters and peer-reviewed research and practitioner journals. His publications focus on visual creativity, learning, human development, technology, and education policy; he is currently co-editing a book on Data Visualization.