Paul Duncm's Life and Study on the Impact of Technological Stimuli

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Do you ever just sit back and wonder how many images run through your brain everyday and thinking back on that how many of those were images from our society’s pop culture? With our ever growing technology and media of our society, children are constantly being exposed to visual stimuli. Paul Duncum, a professor of art education, studies how these stimuli not only affect our students and children but also how we can incorporate them into the art classroom in an effective way. In this paper I will illustrate to you the life and work of Paul Duncum. I will be talking about Duncum’s contributions to art education, his teaching philosophy, and how I can use his beliefs and teachings in my future as an art educator but first I would like to …show more content…
He stayed University of Tasmania until 2002, where he then moved to the United States and began the professor of art education at the school of art and design, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He is still teaching at the University of Illinois today and is currently teaching three classes there including Issues in Art Education: Visual Culture in Art Education, Issues in Art Education: Foundations in Art Education and Foundations in Art Education. (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2003) Paul Duncum has also been bestowed awards for his contributions in art education. He has received a Life Membership of the Australian Institute of Art Education and the Manual Barkan Memorial Award. Duncum is also a referee for many prestigious art education journals including: Studies in Art Education, Australian Art Education, the Journal of Social Theory in Art Education, the Canadian Review of Art Education, International Journal of Arts and Education, Research in Arts Education and the International Journal of Arts Education. Not only does he judge and review works in the these journals but he also submits many as well.
Paul Duncum has produced many articles for art education journals and also other art journals. He has also been featured in several books published by the National Art Education Association. In addition to being a contributor to these books he has also been the editor to Visual Culture in the Art

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