Defense Date


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Art Education


Art Education

First Advisor

Dr. David E. Burton


This thesis provides elementary art teachers strategies for teaching lessons in a method called "differentiation". The purpose of differentiation is to tailor lesson plans to try and meet unique needs of the students. Lessons can be differentiated through content, process, or product. A teacher may choose one of these three areas and provide different approaches to the lesson to meet different learning needs of the students. To meet different learning needs in an efficient way, students are grouped for lessons based on their readiness, interests, or their learning styles. This thesis provides greater detail on content, process, product, readiness, interests, and learning profiles related to differentiation in the art classroom. It also provides practical strategies and lesson ideas for elementary art teachers who want to apply the differentiation teaching method in their classrooms.


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Date of Submission

June 2008

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Art Education Commons