21st century skills in the art room: developing a curriculum for high school students’ career success
Negron, Liz Emille
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Learning does not stop at the schools; the rapidity of change and the advancement of technology place an emphasis on multimedia as a learning tool. The directive of the study was to provide information on how multimedia and critical thinking skills in the art classroom might be incorporated in order to enhance and prepare students’ for 21st century careers. Data collection was accomplished using the following qualitative methods: interviews and observation. Drawing on existing literature and the interviews, the author looked for similarities among existing conclusions and her own. A description of an art course with multimedia content is presented. The data from observation was compared to the interviewees experience with students’ engagement with multimedia and the presence of critical thinking in education. The study served a dual purpose: gather empirical data that supports scholarly evidence of multimedia and critical thinking as a tool for preparing students for the 21st century workplace, and assist in understanding students experience when engaging with multimedia.
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