2017 NAEA National Convention Session: Call for Panel Session Participants in NYC

Changing Course: Master’s of Art Education Graduate Research Symposium

NAEA Seminar for Research in Art Education

Art educators are positioned to change classroom practice and education policy through translating research into practice in art education classrooms. The NAEA Seminar for Research in Art Education special interest group (SIG) is offering masters-level graduate students and recent graduates an opportunity to promote a spirited inquiry and research dialogue that will contribute to expanding the knowledge base of art education research. We invite Master-level graduates or alumni to participate in a panel discussion to share your research studies (completed or in progress) as part of engaging new and exciting scholarship of practice. This important forum provides the opportunity to engage in exchange of ideas beyond your own university, sharing your research with your national peers, and contributing to the national art education discussion.

We encourage art teacher/researchers to share their reflexive practice. Research may focus on individual, community, or societal topics and issues and should be responsive to current theoretical perspectives and ecological conditions driving change in visual arts learning and teaching practices.

The proposed format involves four (4) panels, each composed of four (4) graduate student researchers and one peer discussant. Each panel will present a 25-minute session, akin to a 5-minute thesis presentation, with follow-up questions posed by the discussant.

How will your proposal expand the research dialogue based on your practice?

Things to consider in your proposal:

  • Creative and innovative research
  • Relevance to topics/themes in the NAEA Research agenda (Assessment and Evaluation; Social Justice; Emerging Technology; and Demographic Data)
  • Quality of the proposal form, (i.e., clarity, organization, and design, method, data, analysis, implications)
  • Potential contribution to the knowledge base of art education
  • Evidence of familiarity with current scholarly literature supporting the inquiry
  • Impact on applicant’s practice and/or scholarship 
  • Recent graduates of masters level programs are encouraged to apply for discussant roles.

Eligible Applicants: Applicant must be a current member of NAEA planning to attend the 2017 NAEA National Convention in New York City, March 2-4. Convention Theme: The Challenge of Change.

Adjudication Process: Proposals will be reviewed by the qualified external reviewers. Recipients will be notified by January 1, 2017.

Stipulations: Participants agree to:

  • Communicate with Cathy Smilan and/or Michelle Tillander by February 5, 2017.
  • Participate in one of several panels on research during the 2017 NAEA National Convention, March 2-4, 2017 in New York City.
  • Discussants agree to read accepted papers for their panel session and come prepared to facilitate a conversation about the 4 presentations.

Questions and Proposal Deadline: November 30, 2016, 11:59 PM U.S. eastern time.
Any questions please contact Michelle Tillander and/or Cathy Smilan
Complete and return to Michelle Tillander AND Cathy Smilan


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