K-12 arts pedagogies and technology use transitioning into higher education: I want to be a 21st century artist or designer

Megan Jane McPherson

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    Art and design students transitions in the university studio and their careers are now a significant issue in higher education. There is a more explicit articulation of the graduate capabilities that students now need to cultivate to become artist and designers. The author focuses on the transition into the university setting and the pedagogic relationship with the graduate capabilities of artists and designers and their portfolio careers as a way to contextualize art pedagogies and technology use in K-12 education. The author argues that supporting students expectations and aspirations in their desires to become artists and designers is relational to graduate capabilities and the notion of a portfolio career. The author concludes by suggesting that the use of arts education and technology have a pivotal role in helping students develop transitioning skills, graduate capabilities and portfolio careers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRevolutionizing Arts Education in K-12 Classrooms through Technological Integration
    EditorsNarelle Lemon
    Place of PublicationHershey PA USA
    PublisherInformation Science Reference
    Pages310 - 330
    Number of pages21
    ISBN (Print)9781466682719
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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