Aaron Knochel is an assistant professor at SUNY New Paltz, teaching upper division courses in curriculum theory and practice and "technology in the art classroom" in the university’s Art Education program. This past August, Knochel received his PhD in Art Education at Ohio State University, where his research focused on the possibilities and opportunities that new media and technology provide to art education. He was also one of twelve scholars to take part in the DML Research Hub’s Research Associates Summer Institute 2011.
As an artist and an educator, Knochel believes that visual skills and digital literacies serve as strong foundations for designing learning futures that build democratic learning opportunities, and his research’s emphasis is on building theory to understand these opportunities in a digital visual culture.
In the video below, Knochel talks about how a participatory culture in an art classroom can lead to a teacher’s deeper understanding and connection to students’ work. Below are just some highlights from the video, but this art educator’s ability to blend the field of art education with digital media and learning will stir your thinking about the representation of the visual arts in the 21st century.
Via Jim Lerman