service learning, Lynn Thorpe, honors, museum, innovative course, art and design, art appreciation
This article focuses on the structure, challenges, and outcomes of a service-learning pro-ject experimented by an art historian in an innovative special topics course Museum Experience, cross-listed with an Honors art appreciation course. The discussion includes: creating a new course content planned according to a multidis-ciplinary perspective uniting elements of art appreciation, museum studies and art history research methodologies; planning a mutual dialogue of theory and practice by structuring a partnership with the art museum and graphic design in a service-learning project, consisting in both essay and layout of an exhibition catalogue. The syllabus structure is fully explained, as well as timeline challenges and how they have been won by enhancing the design component of the project. Finally, the students’ reception of the course activities, timeline challenges, and innovations through qualitative data coming from an end-of-Semester questionnaire will be discussed as well.
JET - The Journal of Effective Teaching
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Cempellin, Leda. “A Service-Learning Project: Linking an Art Museum, Honors Students, and the Visual Arts.” JET, Journal of Effective Teaching 12 (1), 2012: 78-94. Web.