Abstract

In an attempt to help a class of high school AP Studio Art students find a more authentic sense of autonomy and ownership with their own art projects, the author has constructed a portable art gallery space designated for the exhibition of student artwork. Through a theoretical framework of post-structuralism, as well as a hybrid methodological approach, including tenets of both action research and grounded theory, he was able to explore how de-centralizing traditional, pedagogical notions of power in the classroom and utilizing contemporary art education practices affected AP Studio Art students' experience in the art classroom. By placing an emphasis on student exhibitions, the author was able to foster an environment of greater student autonomy and meaningful art making in the classroom.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Fine Arts and Communications; Visual Arts

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Date Submitted

2011-12-02

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd4853

Keywords

post-structuralism, action research, grounded theory, student autonomy, ownership, exhibition

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