In order to help students find connections to the Core Knowledge curriculum and the principles of Discipline-Based Art Education, the author uses narrative and visual storytelling in the form of altered books to make meaning and relate the lives of students to the art content. The author uses methods of action research to plan a curriculum intervention, work with the students to create their visual stories, reflect on his instruction along with student learning, and collect students' responses through surveys. The author also gathers data through the students' journals and artworks. Through the project the author is able to give students choices and help them turn their learning environment into art practice. Ultimately, the author improves and develops his teaching practice as a result of this project.
College and Department
Fine Arts and Communications; Visual Arts
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Proud, Keven Dell, "Visual Storybooks: Connecting the Lives of Students to Core Knowledge" (2012). Theses and Dissertations. 3386.
visual storytelling, Core Knowledge, making meaning, connections, narrative, action research, student choice, art practice, relate to students, altered books