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Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Art Education


Art Education

First Advisor

Dr. Pamela G. Taylor


Research indicates that gifted learners have a heightened sense of responsibility to use the knowledge they acquire in the classroom in a purposeful way. Realizing this fact, art service learning experiences were designed to offer gifted middle school artists opportunities to use their knowledge and skills beyond the classroom setting in an attempt to experience real-world situations and to share their artworks in ways that benefit their community. Students participated in 2 community-directed projects in an effort to educate, inspire, and help others. Art products include decorative benches created as a traveling exhibit for environmental awareness and note cards rendered from student paintings that support the rejuvenation of the Elizabeth River.


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Date of Submission

June 2008