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dc.contributor.advisorBolin, Paul Erik, 1954-en
dc.creatorPowley, Tara Noelen
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-07T17:54:41Zen
dc.date.available2012-06-07T17:54:41Zen
dc.date.issued2012-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2012en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2012-05-4994en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractIn an age of increased environmental awareness, environmental education in schools has become progressively valued and supported. With this in mind, the purpose of this study was to investigate the significance of art education within the context of environmental schools and other sites of environmental education. Specifically, this research aimed to identify ways art education is being used as a means to strengthen outdoor learning. Through qualitative research involving multiple case studies of the art programs of three environmental charter schools and one nature center in Pennsylvania, data was gathered by means of on-site observations and interviews with staff and students of the aforementioned sites. Although the findings of this study indicated that each of the sites incorporated some degree of art in their environmental curricula, the results demonstrated a significant deficiency in the presence and support of art education in the environmental education programs within each site. Based on the findings of this study, suggestions were made concerning ways art may be used as a means through which students might more closely examine and experience the natural environment.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectEnvironmental arten
dc.subjectNature educationen
dc.subjectNature art educationen
dc.subjectArt educationen
dc.subjectEnvironmentally-based art educationen
dc.subjectPlace-based educationen
dc.titleInspired by nature : the positive impact of environmentally-based art educationen
dc.title.alternativePositive impact of environmentally-based art educationen
dc.date.updated2012-06-07T17:57:05Zen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2012-05-4994en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMayer, Melindaen
dc.description.departmentArt Educationen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentArt Educationen
thesis.degree.disciplineArt Educationen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen


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