The FSU Department of Art Education would like to congratulate Art Education Assistant Professor Dr. Sara Scott Shields for co-authoring “Tumbling Lessons: Using Tumblr Iconography to Strengthen Multimodal Teaching and Learning in Preservice Art Education” in a recent issue of Art Education.
In “Tumbling Lessons: Using Tumblr Iconography to Strengthen Multimodal Teaching and Learning in Preservice Art Education,” the authors discuss their experiences as art teacher educators using social media outlets in innovative ways that stretch and strengthen multimodality in art education lesson design.
The abstract for the article provides further details:
Specifically, we explore our processes of using the popular blog site Tumblr as a format to design what we have termed “tumbling lessons” with preservice art educators at our respective universities. This approach to teaching-learning lessons design was inspired by Tumblr’s use of seven distinct modalities: text, photo, quote, link, chat, audio, and video. While we initially envisioned these tumbling lessons as an open structure for preservice teachers to gently fall through the process of lesson planning, we believe this format offers any teacher a structure for engaging with multimodal lesson design. Working through the various Tumblr modalities prompts the development of dynamic, responsive lessons in the art classroom and beyond.
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Congratulations, Dr. Scott Shields, for this exceptional achievement!