An international language: art education faculty stay busy globally

Richard Siegesmund

Richard Siegesmund

Several art education faculty members and doctoral students in the NIU School of Art and Design have been busy internationally over the past few months.

Professor Richard Siegesmund

  • has been invited by the German Ministry of Education to be one of 60 educators invited to a two-day workshop on future directions of the German national curriculum. They’ll be flying him over to Dusseldorf in September to participate in this development project.
  • presented a lecture July 10 at the International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) world Congress in Melbourne, Australia. “Developing Agreement on Criteria for the Assessment of Arts Based Research” (panel with Kerry Freedman)
  • was invited by the University of Granada in Spain, in January to teach a one-week masters class for the Department of Art Education.
Kerry Freedman

Kerry Freedman

Professor Kerry Freedman

  • gave a keynote address, “Images that Transform: Analyzing Visual Culture that Changes People’s Minds,” Anadolu International Symposium on Arts Education. Andolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey, May 15.
  • gave an invited panel presentation, “Critical Theory in Art Education,” a symposium sponsored May 17 by the Turkish National Art Education Association, (GORSED) Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey.
  • presented an invited masterclass workshop July 4 at the University of NSW, Australia, on the topic of “Visual Culture Learning Communities.” A masterclass at U-NSW is offered, by invitation only, to selected exceptional graduate students.
  • presented two lectures July 10 at the International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) world Congress in Melbourne, Australia: “Research in Art Education” (Invited by the conference organizers) and “Developing Agreement on Criteria for the Assessment of Arts Based Research” (panel with Richard Siegesmund).
  • represented North America as a world councilor at the InSEA World Council meeting in Melbourne.
Doug Boughton

Doug Boughton

Professor Doug Boughton

  • gave a May 14 keynote address, “The Curriculum as a Work of Art: Conceptualizing Change in the Context of Social Transformation,” Anadolu International Symposium on Arts Education, Andolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey.
  • gave an invited panel presentation, “Issues and Methods for Visual Arts Assessment in Schools,” a symposium sponsored May 17 by the Turkish National Art Education Association, (GORSED), Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey.
  • presented an invited public lecture July 3 at the University of NSW, Australia, on the topic of “Assessment Issues in Art Education.”
  • presented a follow-up invited masterclass workshop July 4 at the University of NSW, Australia, on the same topic.
  • co-presented July 8 at an invited issues forum with Graeme Sullivan (director, School of Art, Penn State) at the International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) world Congress in Melbourne, Australia.

Deborah Filbin and Teri Rosner (art education doctoral students) had papers accepted and subsequently presented at the InSEA world Congress in Melbourne in July.

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