Effective Communication for Maximum Impact in Art Classroom

By Yuehchen Wang.

Published by The Arts Collection

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Article: Electronic $US5.00

Successful and effective communication provides understanding and prevents disruptive behavior from occurring. Every human being has a desire for acceptance and a need for self esteem. All communication among human beings is intrapersonal, while the situation, context, and exchange of communication are interpersonal. We should not overlook the intensity of our need to understand processes of human communication in contemporary society. In this study, the author describes how successful teachers prevent problems before they start with a keen understanding of group dynamics and a strong feeling concerning the types of behavior that are deemed acceptable. The study is an exploration of how teachers can more effectively communicate with their students emotionally and spiritually: from making positive comments about students’ life and respecting students’ art work to encouraging the freedom to try new things and having empathy for the students. With an increasing concern for individual freedom and by creating an atmosphere of acceptance in the classroom, art becomes an important part of the educative process. The impact on the students will be to encourage students to achieve at their maximum potential. As a consequence, teachers empower students’ artistic creativity more effectively, unlock the potential of their students, and improve communication among all members of society.

Keywords: Self Esteem, Positive Comments, Acceptance, Art Class, Effective Communication, Maximum Impact

International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp.1-4. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 514.495KB).

Yuehchen Wang

Doctoral Student, College of Education, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA

I am currently working on my Doctorate in Art Education (Curriculum and Instruction) from the University of Iowa. I have a Master of Arts in Studio Art from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Education degree in Fine Arts and Crafts Education with an Art Teacher Certification from National Hsinchu University of Education in Taiwan. I have presented numerous research papers related to visual art and art education to many international and regional conferences and have exhibited in many international juried art exhibitions, including Taiwan, United Kingdom, and many regions on the U.S. I am a member of the National Art Education Association, College Art Association, and Art Educators of Iowa Association. I have been actively involved with art advocacy and promotion on the local and regional level by contributing student art work to exhibitions throughout the community and creating an after school art club for 3-12 grade students during my teaching years in Taiwan.

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