Madeline Grumet (1975) explained that learning is about people--and lives are often transformed as the process of “understanding” evolves over time. Whenever we speak of education, we are speaking of a person’s experience in the world. Praxis, theory, and reflection are the essential elements of each course taught in the art education program at Colorado State University by Dr. Fahey. Program highlights include:
--Integrated teaching experiences offered in each course through supervised practicum/service learning experiences with a wide-
range of student levels and educational settings;
--Technology infused learning and teaching;
--Study abroad opportunities in art education in South Africa; and
--Close collaboration with local school district art departments,
as well as community and CSU programs: Polaris Expeditionary
Learning School, Community Connections, and Cooper Home,
Poudre School District; Artistic Abilities, City of Fort Collins; and BRAINY, Gregory Allicar Museum of Art.
Courses currently taught by Dr. Fahey include: ART325: Concepts in Art Education, ART326: Art Education Studio, EDUC466: Methods and Assessment in K-12 Art Education, EDUC493A: Student Teaching Seminar-Professional Relations, and ART492B Art Education Seminar. Website links (above and on the right) provide course overviews, students' teaching in practicum/service learning opportunities, student work-samples, reflective websites, art exhibitions, as well as presentations of learning that demonstrate how students integrate theory and praxis with reflection in these courses.