Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Enacting place: A comparative case study
by Grosch, Anna, M.S., The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 2015, 313; 1598734
Abstract (Summary)

As a community-based art educator, I advocate for an arts-based educational environment that embraces postmodern tenets and encourages individuals to reflect on self and society in relation to the places in which they dwell and learn. This thesis is a dialogue on emplaced community-based art education. Issues of urban education, social justice, and critical pedagogy are considered in relation to participants’ enactments of place within two distinct community-based educational settings. In order to investigate the connections between a culture of place, place-based education, and the community-based programs of each site, the role of art and artifacts was carefully considered in building a sense of place and placemaking within the comparison of each case study. Data was collected over the course of a year and later analyzed through the lens of narrative analysis-a focus on how people spoke to personal values and social beliefs associated with their enactment of place-based education.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Kundu, Rina
Commitee: Cosier, Kim, Sen, Arijit, Trafi-Prats, Laura
School: The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Department: Art Education
School Location: United States -- Wisconsin
Source: MAI 55/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Art education, Architecture, Museum studies
Keywords: Arts-based research, Community-based education, Place-based education, Placemaking
Publication Number: 1598734
ISBN: 9781339041636
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