Prove It! Publish It! Art History and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
As the recent creation of the e-journal Art History Pedagogy and Practice demonstrates, there is a great deal of pedagogical innovation taking place in art history classrooms. National and regional conferences increasingly offer well-attended panels brimming with inspirational examples, with speakers who assure the audience of their innovations’ efficacy in achieving learning outcomes and in inspiring student engagement.
But, how do they know that students learned? How can they prove that students were engaged?
This session introduces art historians to the practices and issues of educational research. The speakers review easy-to-use research design and methods, institutional requirements associated with publishing investigations of student learning, and strategies for reconciling the scholarship of teaching and learning with the demands of tenure and promotion.
As a round-table and workshop, this session encourages attendees to bring ideas about changes that you want to make with your teaching. We’ll work together to craft these into pedagogical research projects and discuss avenues for transforming them into publishable studies.