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Lois Hetland, Ed.D, is associate professor of art education at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and research associate at Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is currently principal investigator for an ongoing project on arts teaching and learning in Alameda County, California, which uses studio.
thinking, teaching for understanding and documentation. Trained in music and visual arts, Lois was an elementary and middle school classroom teacher for 17 years.
A co-author of Studio Thinking: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education, Lois recently contributed to a collaborative research project—The Qualities of Quality: Excellence in Arts Education and How to Achieve It, funded by the Wallace Foundation—to clarify what constitutes high-quality teaching and learning in arts education across all art forms.