Document Type

Dissertation

Date of Degree

Spring 2016

Degree Name

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Degree In

Education

First Advisor

Steve McGuire

Abstract

This study focuses on developing a book arts curriculum as a tool for teaching about creativity and problem solving. The curriculum's ultimate goal is to introduce and emphasize book arts as an expressive and powerful medium to future teachers and artists.

Book arts will be used to offer potentialities for collaborative, learner-centered instruction. Students will create structures and artists' books from their experience, their learning will emerge from personal interactions with the structures and artists' books presented.

The curriculum is planned into three modules, each module containing a different set of projects and activities organized to scaffold students learning in an engaging process. The modules examine book structures, artists' books, and a project that can either further explore book structures and artists books, or it can explore incorporating some other aspect of book arts in the project. Each module provides a broad range of examples, discussions, questions, and applications.

Public Abstract

This study focuses on developing a book arts curriculum as a tool for teaching about creativity and problem solving. The curriculum’s ultimate goal is to introduce and emphasize book arts as an expressive and powerful medium to future teachers and artists.

Book arts will be used to offer potentialities for collaborative, learner-centered instruction. Students will create structures and artists’ books from their experience, their learning will emerge from personal interactions with the structures and artists’ books presented.

The curriculum is planned into three modules, each module containing a different set of projects and activities organized to scaffold students learning in an engaging process. The modules examine book structures, artists’ books, and a project that can either further explore book structures and artists books, or it can explore incorporating some other aspect of book arts in the project. Each module provides a broad range of examples, discussions, questions, and applications.

Keywords

publicabstract, Art Education, Artists' Books, Book Arts, Book Binding, Curriculum, Historical Book Structures

Pages

vii, 118 pages

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-118).

Copyright

Copyright 2016 Islam Aly

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