Arts and Learning SIG
Arts and Learning SIG


SIG Mission Statement

The Arts and Learning Special Interest Group (A&L SIG) is a forum for discussion of research issues related to the arts and education. All arts disciplines are entertained, and a wide range of research techniques are represented. Recent themes include: arts performance and process in curriculum; arts integration, assessment, and criticism; cultural issues; semiotics creative process; aesthetic education; alternative research methodologies; and constructivism.

SIG Officers

Joy G. Bertling, Chair

Amanda C. Wager, Immediate Past Chair

Matt Omasta, Program Chair

Sarah Travis, Secretary/Treasurer

Mary McAvoy, Awards Chair

Brittany Brewer, Graduate Student Representative, Newsletter Co-Editor

Beatrice Carey, Newsletter Co-Editor

Arts & Learning SIG Award Recipients

2022 Outstanding Achievement in Arts & Learning Award:

2022 Arts & Learning Distinguished Dissertation Award:

  • Dr. Peter Woods, Research Scientist, Scheller Teacher Education Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Dissertation: "Learning in and through Noise: Exploring the Learning Ecologies of Experimental Music" (University of Wisconsin-Madison)