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Art and science education collaboration in a secondary teacher preparation programme
Research in Science & Technological Education (2012)
  • William Medina-Jerez, Univerisity of Texas at El Paso
  • Lydia Dambekalns, The University of Wyoming
  • Kyndra V. Middleton, Howard University
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.
  • Art,
  • Science,
  • Science Teacher Education,
  • Interdisciplinary Program
Publication Date
Summer July 1, 2012
Citation Information
Medina-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.