Assessing the feasibility of developing a DBAE curriculum in Qatar utilizing multimedia technology DISSERTATION
Wafaa Ahmed Al-Hamad, University of North Texas, United States
University of North Texas . Awarded
The traditional art education program in Qatar has remained unchanged for several decades; however, in the United States and in other parts of the world, a major evolution in art education called Discipline-Based Art Education (DBAE) has developed. The United States, as well as several other countries, has also revolutionized art education with the introduction of technology in the classroom. The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of combining DBAE and technology in Qatar by examining the benefits of DBAE as well as computer technology, summarizing the current Qatari art curriculum, circulating a survey to all art educators of Qatar, and analyzing the results of this survey. This study reveals that, while classrooms in many nations are experiencing an advancement in computer technology and DBAE, computer technology is currently absent within the Qatari school system except for administrative use. Despite this scarcity of technology, Qatari art teachers expressed an openness to learning about new technology and introducing it to the art classroom. This survey also found that most teachers had only a brief familiarity with DBAE, but they expressed an interest in learning more about this educational theory. This study also provides a detailed, translated summary of the current Qatari curriculum that has not, until now, been compiled in one document.
Al-Hamad, W.A. Assessing the feasibility of developing a DBAE curriculum in Qatar utilizing multimedia technology. Ph.D. thesis, University of North Texas. Retrieved September 23, 2018 from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/127615/.
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