NAEA Research Commission
Learn with Others
Connect with these professional learning opportunities to develop your understanding of research questions, methods, publications, and distribution of findings.
The Research Commission creates and supports Working Groups tasked with exploring issues associated with the Commission’s work. Working Groups are composed of NAEA members and Research Commissioners who share an interest in a particular research topic, methodology, purpose, and/or approach. Additional Working Groups are added periodically based on need and interest. For information on becoming a member of a particular Working Group, contact the Working Group Chair.
Research Commission Conversations
Take part in a conversation or ask questions about using, conducting, and implementing research through this exclusive member resource hosted through NAEA’s Collaborate community. Join the conversation here!
Webinars & Webcasts
- Make Your Mark With Mixed Methods Research
- Accessing State and Federal Data Systems for Conducting Research in Art Education
- Is It Art? Data Visualization: How Does Data Visualization Align With the National Core Art Standards?
- Fostering Resilience During Turbulent Times Through Educator Self-Care
Annual NAEA Research Preconference
The Research Commission’s annual Research Preconference (which precedes the NAEA National Convention) amplifies and extends opportunities for the face-to-face sharing of research. The Commission recognizes that contemporary art education researchers collectively shape the field through generative inquiry into wide-ranging topics, using a host of methods and approaches. We also see that, beyond researchers in higher education settings, art educators in many contexts–out of self-motivated interest, assessment-related mandates, and other needs–are increasingly designing and carrying out studies on teaching and learning in their own professional settings. The Commission invites all members of the NAEA to join together around research by attending our annual preconferences.
Supported by the National Art Education Foundation, these preconferences feature plenary panels and breakout presentations/discussions to stimulate cross-Divisional conversations among researchers from all levels and contexts—including higher education, P-12 art classrooms, museums, supervision and administration, and community arts settings.