Drawing and learning

Educators investigate art in their elementary classrooms in Drawn Toward Transformation: Conversations on Teaching and Learning Drawing (Sense Publishers). The book by Nadine Kalin, assistant professor of art education, describes her collaboration with a research group made up of non-art specialists who teach their own art. The group was formed to consider alternative ways of thinking about the teaching and learning of drawing.

Kalin likens the research and her resulting report to “drawing without an eraser,” tracing the evolution of the teachers’ approach to teaching and artistic practices and preserving a record of their learning. She also considers the design of future pre-service and in-service programs to serve teachers as learners rather than teachers as teachers.





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