Stimulating Learning with Controversial Images

Dr. Carol Edwards,
Prof. Valerie Dibble,
Lana Wachniak
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This workshop is a practical approach to interdisciplinary teaching and learning through engaging learners in the exploration of controversial images and ideas. Images are powerful tools for conveying messages, and understanding how to interpret messages is at the heart of all controversial ideas and images. This approach is appropriate for areas of the humanities, arts and social sciences. Three presenters, an artist, an art educator, and a sociologist will involve workshop participants in exploring possibilities for interdisciplinary teaching. The workshop will present concrete ideas and examples which can be applied in a variety of settings.

Keywords: Teaching, Learning, Interdisciplinary, Controversy, Images
Stream: Teaching and Learning
Presentation Type: Workshop Presentation in English
Paper: Stimulating Learning with Controversial Images

Dr. Carol Edwards

Dean, College of Fine and Performing Arts, Western Washington University

Dr Edwards is a Professor of Art Education at Western Washington University and teaches art theory and criticism. She received a Ph.D. in Art Education from Florida State University and holds a M. A. in Art Education from the University of Alabama and a B.F.A. in Commercial Art from Mississippi University for Women. Dr Edwards has been a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the East-West Center at the University of Hawaii. In 1997, the Georgia Commission on Women selected Dr Edwards as a recipient of the Georgia Women in the Visual Arts Award. Dr Edwards received the 1999 Distinguished Teaching Award from Kennesaw State University and received the 2000 Regents' Teaching Excellence Faculty Award for the state of Georgia.

Prof. Valerie Dibble

Department of Visual Arts, Kennesaw State University

Valerie Dibble is Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Printmaking and Photography area at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw. Georgia. She received a B.F.A. from Arizona State University and an M.F.A. University of Florida. Valerie has expertise in traditional photographic and print making processes as well as new processes that incorporate the most recent technology.

Lana Wachniak

Associate Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kennesaw State University

Lana Wachniak is the Associate Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia and Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice. She received a BS in Criminal Justice from Georgia Southern University, an MS in Criminology from Florida State University, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Georgia. Her academic specialty is Deviance, which includes criminal behavior and social deviance.

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