USG Teaching and Learning Conference: Best Practices for Promoting Engaged Student Learning
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Wednesday, April 8 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
P17-Art Historical Fiction as a Learning Tool

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Ana Pozzi-Harris

Instructors teaching college-level introductory surveys face the challenge to expand course content beyond image and historical style analysis. This presentation explores a learning tool that promotes critical thinking about social relations in the art world. The presenter created a guided-reading assignment centered on two examples of art historical narrative fiction: Girl with A Pearl Earring and Lady and the Unicorn, by Tracy Chevalier. The assignment effectively fosters students' in-depth reflection about complex questions: the social relations between artists and patrons, artists and models, artists and market, artists and audience, artists and materials. The presentation documents examples of student writing in response to the assignment. It will appeal to college instructors and high school AP teachers of art, art history, and other liberal arts disciplines.

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Ana Pozzi-Harris

Lecturer, Art History, University of North Georgia
Dr. Pozzi-Harris has been teaching at the Department of Visual Arts, University of North Georgia since 2006. Every semester, her teaching duties include ART 2510: Introduction to Art History I, ART 2520: Introduction to Art History II, and one or two rotating upper-division courses... Read More →

Wednesday April 8, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Hill Atrium/Pecan Tree Galleria

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