TEACHING ABOUT GRAFFITI AND STREET ART TO UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AT U.S. UNIVERSITIES:

CONFRONTING CHALLENGES AND SEIZING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Jeffrey Ian Ross University of Baltimore
  • John F Lennon, Dr. University of South Florida

Abstract

This paper reviews two scholars’ experiences teaching about the subjects of graffiti and street art to undergraduate students in U.S. universities. Using autoethnographical methods, the instructors review the challenges that they encountered and the various strategies they experimented with to overcome these difficulties. Issues discussed include the unique composition of the student body, the methods by which the students were introduced to the subject matter, choice of readings, assignments, and evaluation procedures. The authors progress from a slow and perhaps cautious introduction of the material on graffiti and street art into existing classes, to a full-fledged course on the subject matter. Suggestions are presented for other instructors considering teaching a class or assignments on the subject matter of graffiti and street art.

Published
2018-05-10
How to Cite
ROSS, Jeffrey Ian; LENNON, John F. TEACHING ABOUT GRAFFITI AND STREET ART TO UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AT U.S. UNIVERSITIES:. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 1-18, may 2018. ISSN 2166-2681. Available at: <http://isejournal.org/index.php/jise/article/view/197>. Date accessed: 21 nov. 2018.