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CraftEd: Craftwork as an Experiential Component of Curricular Education
by Hopkins, Rodney Wallace, M.A., Prescott College, 2012, 101; 1531007
Abstract (Summary)

It is important in a democratic society to teach both practical and theoretical lessons, and to develop both the functional abilities of the populace, and the visionary problem-solving capacities of the nation's future leadership. This thesis posits that the realm of craft education has potentials for strengthening of both these facets. It includes resources regarding the potential for crafts, in a variety of educational settings, for teaching literacy, social studies, creative thinking and problem solving. Little was found in the way of using this medium for teaching math or science subject. This study includes a survey of craftspeople designed to find some of the math and science applications they have discovered through their work. This thesis concludes that further study is needed for more in-depth research into this matter, for often a craftsperson can use a skill so frequently that he or she fails to notice its application.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Shorb, Terril
Commitee: Britt, John, Cox Caniglia, Noel
School: Prescott College
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: MAI 51/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Art education, Curriculum development
Keywords: Craft education, CraftEd, Craftwork, Education, Experiential education, Handicraft
Publication Number: 1531007
ISBN: 978-1-267-81844-7
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