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Abstract

Effective art integration in K-12 curricula has clear benefits for classroom teachers (i.e. student achievement on standardized tests, student engagement, improving critical thinking). This paper proposes a framework based off of Claudia Cornett's levels of art integration. Teaching With About and In Through (WAIT) the arts can serve as a model for teachers who want to transform their science lesson to include art integration.

Author/Artist Bio

Dr. Kuhn is an assistant professor at the University of Northern Iowa where he teaches elementary science methods and elementary curriculum theory courses. Prior to his appointment in higher education he was a classroom teacher for 15 years and in 2012 was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (PAEMST), the highest award that can be bestowed on a math or science classroom teacher in the United States.

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