Art and science education collaboration in a secondary teacher preparation programmeResearch in Science & Technological Education (2012)
The purpose of this study was to record and measure the level of involvement and appreciation that prospective teachers in art and science education programmes demonstrated during a four-session integrated activity. Art and science education prospective teachers from a Rocky Mountain region university in the US worked in partnership to produce a science-related art piece using a silk batik painting technique. This project incorporated the use of two hands-on activities (a sampler and a final piece). In addition, pre- and post-activity surveys helped researchers investigate whether an integrated activity led to changes in attitudes towards collaborative instruction among students from art and science education. A practical implication of these results could guide students’ teaching assignments and professional careers.
- Science Teacher Education,
- Interdisciplinary Program
Publication DateSummer July 1, 2012
Citation InformationMedina-Jerez, W., Dambekalns, L. & Middleton, K. V. (2012). Art and science education collaboration in a secondary teacher education program. Research in Science & Technological Education, 30(2), 209-224.