I have conducted a qualitative action research project focusing on high school students in a ceramics classroom. In exploring my essential question in this study: How can classroom strategies be altered to produce an encouraging influence on student engagement and motivate them to challenge themselves in their creative development and discover further than what has been asked and expected of them? I include the following descriptors to aid in my research and teaching: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, Scaffolding, Evidence-Based Practices, and Education Strategies.
I want to encourage to create an art culture in the students in where (a) students can have meaningful peer-to-peer conversations, (b) use skills and knowledge beyond the art classroom, and (c) have student discover their unique artistic voices. For this research, I taught a classroom of 30 students through a ceramics unit where students would use research, practice writing, and create physical works of art. Students choose what they want to create that reflects the theme given in the lesson, and once they finish, they must complete a self-evaluation of their work.
Date of Award
Master of Arts in Teaching (initial licensure)
Art, Ceramics, Creativity
Type (DCMI Terms)
Text; Image; StillImage
Art and Design
Halstead, R. (2022). Art Classroom: Creativity, Motivation, Discovery (master's thesis). Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Oregon. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.wou.edu/theses/185
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