Recommended Resources

Recommended Resources

Recommended books, articles, and websites for further information on conducting art investigations, planning lessons, and finding out more about arts-based practices.


Burnham, Rika. The Journal of Aesthetic Education 39.1 (spring 2005). Champaign, Ill: University of Illinois Press, 2005.

Calkins, Lucy McCormick. The Art of Teaching Reading. New York: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers, 2001.

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly. Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1996.

Delisle, Robert. How to Use Problem-Based Learning in the Classroom. Alexandria, Va.: ASCD, 1997.

Dewey, John. Art As Experience. New York: Minton, Balch & Company, 1934.

Ehrenworth, Mary. Looking to Write. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann, 2003.

Eisner, Elliot W., The Arts and the Creation of Mind. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2002.

Falk, John H., and Lynn D. Dierking. Learning from Museums: Visitor Experiences and the Making of Meaning. New York: Altamira Press, 2000.

Falk, John H., and Lynn D. Dierking. The Museum Experience. Washington, D.C.: Whalesback Books, 1994.

Gardner, Howard. Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligence. New York: BasicBooks, 1983.

Gartenhaus, Alan. Minds in Motion: Using Museums to Expand Creative Thinking. Third edition. San Francisco: Caddo Gap Press, 1997.

Hein, George E. Learning in the Museum. New York: Routledge, 1998.

Herz, Rebecca S. Looking at Art in the Classroom: Art Investigations from the Guggenheim Museum. New York: Teachers College Press, 2010.

Jacobs, Heidi Hayes. Mapping the Big Picture. Alexandria, Va.: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1997.

Marshall, Julia. "Connecting Art, Learning, and Creativity: a Case for Curriculum Integration." Studies in Art Education: a Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education 46.3 (2005): 227–241.

McQuade, Donald, and Christine McQuade. Seeing and Writing. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2000.

Perkins, David N. The Intelligent Eye. Los Angeles: Getty, 1994.

Postman, Neil, and Charles Weingartner. Teaching as a Subversive Activity. New York: Dell, Inc., 1969.

Schmidt, Laurel. Classroom Confidential: The Twelve Secrets of Great Teachers. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann, 2004.

Sungur, S., C. Tekkaya, and O. Geban. "Improving Achievement Through Problem-Based Learning." Journal of Biological Education 40.4 (2006): 155–160. Print.

Tough Choices or Tough Times: The Report of the New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce. San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons, 2007.

Walsh-Piper, Kathleen. Image to Word: Art and Creative Writing. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Education, 2002.

Wiggins, Grant P., and Jay McTighe. Understanding by Design. Second edition. ASCE, Alexandria, Va.: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2005.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Arts Curriculum,
A collection of educator guides from past and current Guggenheim shows.

The Museum of Modern Art, Multimedia,
Interactive ways to look at MoMA’s art collection.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Explore & Learn,
Lessons, images, and information about art throughout history available as PDFs.

Art Babble,
A multi-faceted resource for artist interviews and museum exhibitions.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Interactive Features,
An interactive web feature that teaches about modern art., Art 21,
Lesson plans and information about contemporary art and artists.

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