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Doctor of Philosophy


Art Education

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Dr. Pamela Lawton


Through this dissertation, I set out to investigate how craftivism as a way of making with/for meaning might foster transformative experiences within the discipline of art education. My motivating questions for this research project as I began my qualitative process follow. In what ways does my art-making inform my teaching practice? How do both my art and teaching practice inform my research practice? In what ways does my feminist identity impact these practices, ways of thinking and knowing, and the process of becoming who I am? And why is this research relevant to the field of art education? Given the nature of my research questions, I employed qualitative methods to critically explore, research, gather data, analyze, to better understand my place within making with/for meaning and to ultimately discuss my findings.


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