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Computer Hypertextual “Uncovering” in Art Education

, , Virginia Commonwealth University, United States

Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Volume 14, Number 1, ISSN 1055-8896 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA


"** Invited as a paper from SITE 2004 **" Teaching for understanding is a traditional goal in education that is enhanced through what curriculum theorists Wiggins and McTighe (1998) call "uncovering." In this paper the authors describe the ways that interactive computer technology-specifically hypertext-facilitates this act of "uncovering" as students try out ideas, formulate questions, and rethink previous knowledge to reveal personal connections and associations among complex, abstract, and counterintuitive ideas. Using examples from high school and university graduate and undergraduate art education classes, the authors reveal ways that hypertextual uncovering transforms the traditional "hands-on" practice of teaching and learning in art to a "minds-on" approach that involves explanation, interpretation, application, perspective, empathy, and self-knowledge.


Taylor, P.G. & Carpenter, B.S. (2005). Computer Hypertextual “Uncovering” in Art Education. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 14(1), 25-45. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 21, 2023 from .



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