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Mary Hafeli

Professional Background

Educational Background

Ed. D., Art and Art Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

 

Ed. M., Art and Art Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

 

B. F. A., Visual Arts, University of Michigan

Scholarly Interests


Ideas, ways of thinking, decisions, and judgments that characterize the practices of artists as they produce creative work; the teaching environments in which students' art works are created; youth and adult perspectives on "good" teaching in art; art-based and literary forms as methods in qualitative research. 

 

Selected Publications

Books

 

Hafeli, M. (in press). Exploring Studio Materials. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

 

Burton, J. M. & Hafeli, M. (Eds.) (2012).  Conversations in Art: The Dialectics of Teaching and Learning.

Reston, VA: National Art Education Association.

 

Articles in Refereed Journals

 

Abeles, H. & Hafeli, M. (2014). Seeking Professional Fulfillment: US Symphony Orchestra Members in Schools. Psychology of Music, 24(1), 35-50.

 

Hafeli, M. (2009). Forget This Article: On Scholarly Oblivion, Institutional Amnesia, and Erasure of Research History. Studies in Art Education (50th Anniversary Issue), 50(4), 69-381.

 

Hafeli, M. (2008). Angels, Wings, and Hester Prynne: The Place of Content in Teaching Adolescent Artists. Learning Landscapes, 1(3). Reprint of article originally published in Studies in Art Education.

 

Hafeli, M. (2008). “I Know a Lot of Things That You Don’t. You Wanna Hear Some?” Adolescent Themes and Contemporary Art Practice. Art Education, 61(2), 59-69.

 

Hafeli, M., Stokrocki, M., & Zimmerman, E. (2005). Strategies Used by Three Middle School Art Teachers to Foster Student Learning. Studies in Art Education, 46(3), 242-254.

 

Hafeli, M. (2002). Angels, Wings, and Hester Prynne: The Place of Content in Teaching Adolescent Artists. Studies in Art Education, 44(1), 28-46.

 

Hafeli, M. (2001). Encountering Student Learning. Art Education, 54(6), 19-24.

 

Hafeli, M. (2000). Negotiating “Fit” in Student Art Work: Classroom Conversations. Studies in Art Education, 41(2), 130-145.

 

Hafeli, M. (1997). Connecting Ideas Through Materials: Visual Arts Learning in the Primary Classroom.

Primary Voices K-8, 5(2), 18-25.

 

Book Chapters

 

Hafeli, M. (2013). Art-Based Methodology: Alternative Forms for Research on Educational Practice. In

M. Buffington & S. McKay (Eds.), Practice Theory: Seeing the Power of Teacher Researchers. Reston, VA: National Art Education Association.

 

Hafeli, M. (2012). Knowing When to Step In and When to Step Back: “Reading” Students as

Developing Painters. In J. M. Burton & M. Hafeli (Eds.), Conversations in Art: The Dialectics of

Teaching and Learning. Reston, VA: National Art Education Association.

 

Hafeli, M. (2012). Following On. In J. M. Burton and M. Hafeli (Eds.), Conversations in Art: The

Dialectics of Teaching and Learning. Reston, VA: National Art Education Association.

 

Hafeli, M. (2012). “If Only You Could See into Me.” Interpreting Meaning in Mr. Romani’s Art Class. In J.

M. Burton & M. Hafeli (Eds.), Conversations in Art: The Dialectics of Teaching and Learning. Reston, VA: National Art Education Association.

 

Burton, J. M. & Hafeli, M. (2012). Continuing the Conversation: On Becoming Teachers and

Researchers of Young People’s Construction of Meaning. In J. M. Burton & M. Hafeli (Eds.),

Conversations in Art: The Dialectics of Teaching and Learning. Reston, VA: National Art Education

Association.

 

Hafeli, M. (2011). The Intimate Chatter of Storied Objects: Aesthetics and Connectivity in “Matter Out of Place.” In P. Bolin & D. Blandy (Eds.), Matter Matters: Art Education and Material Culture Studies. Reston, VA: National Art Education Association.

 

Hafeli, M. & McConaughy, L. (2010). Engaging Students’ Social Imagination Without Telling Them What to Think: Two Curriculum Projects. In T. Anderson, D. Gussak, K. Hallmark & A. Paul (Eds.), Art Education and Social Justice. Reston, VA: National Art Education Association.

 

Hafeli, M. (2009). What Happened to Authenticity? “Assessing Students’ Progress and Achievements in Art” Revisited. In R. Sabol & M. Manifold (Eds.), Through the Prism: Looking Into the Spectrum of Writing by Enid Zimmerman. Reston, VA: National Art Education Association.

 

Abeles, H., Hafeli, M., Horowitz, R. & Burton, J. M. (2002). The Evaluation of Arts Partnerships and Learning in and Through the Arts. In R. Colwell & C. Richardson, (Eds.), The New Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning. New York: Oxford University Press.

honors and awards

2009  Manuel Barkan Memorial Award, National Art Education Association


2006  Mary Rouse Award, National Art Education Association, Women’s Caucus

 

2005  Marilyn Zurmuehlen Award for Research in Art Education, National Art Education Association,

          Seminar For Research in Art Education

A&HA 4081: Curriculum design in art education

Corequisite A&HA 4202. Introduction to curriculum theory and design in the larger context of education and schooling. The course also explores alternative conceptual models as reflected in different art curricula and engages students in review of curricular issues related to learning outcomes, standards, and assessment in art education. Special fee: $25.

A&HA 4087: Processes and structures in the visual arts

Suggested for all students in all degree programs. Opportunity for in-depth and sustained exploration of the properties, structures, and expressive uses of selected art materials. The course aims to enrich and extend personal visual repertoires and in parallel, provoke insights into the role of materials in supporting, integrating and challenging the artistic growth of young people in school. Special fee: $75.

A&HA 5005: Visual Arts Research Methods

This course explores qualitative research methods and methodologies grounded in the practices, theories and contexts of the visual arts. Content includes examining and critically reviewing current paradigms of research practices and engaging with research as a visualizing practice. Students learn the basics of research, learn how to assess and recognize methodologies and explore ways of creating and representing knowledge and strategies for planning and carrying out art education research. The course is delivered through lectures, studio and writing workshops, and group seminars/presentations. Required for MA and Ed.M and recommended for partial fulfillment of Ed.D methods course requirements.  Special fee: $20


A&HA 6002: Teaching and administration of art education in college

A practical and theoretical ground for the discussion, development and implementation of pedagogical philosophies, strategies and practices by which art and design specialists come to teaching as professed in art and design programs in higher education. The course attends to pedagogical discourses and practices; the administration of art as a discipline; and studio practice and art teaching as an instrument of professional development. Special fee: $15.