Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
A Christian philosophy of art education begins with an understanding that God is sovereign and that his word is infallible truth. It is not always is the case that Christian school art educators have dedicated themselves to the integration of faith and learning in the art curriculum. In the art classroom the educator should promote scriptural truths, the work and importance of the Holy Spirit in the art process, and the exciting calling that God has for the Christian artist. By teaching these fundamentals to students, the classroom atmosphere will be more conducive to productive learning and response by students, and should do so in a manner that is real and practical for students’ lives. This paper will examine why the art curriculum in the Christian school should not only be based on a sound biblical philosophy, but why this philosophy needs to be “fleshed out” in practice in order to make clear and relevant a Christian perspective in students’ lives. Research in integration of faith and learning, art education as a process, and assessment in art education will be summarized along with suggestions for integration of a biblical perspective into the Christian School art classroom.
Van Der Pol, Ron D., "Integration of Faith and Learning in Christian School Art Education" (2006). Master of Education Program Theses. 13.