Art Professors Awarded National Science Foundation Grant for Emergent Learning

Professors Sarah Marshall, Brian Evans and Dr. Lucy Curzon were awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation

Brian Evans, Lucy Curzon and Sarah Marshall have secured a $350,000 National Science Foundation grant to find new ways to create a “system” that will foster creativity among a large group of students participating in an online class. The idea of the project, titled “Autonomous Cohorts and Emergent Learning,” said Evans, “is to use a peer-based grading system in an introduction to art and art history class. Students will grade themselves in an anonymous setting and generate a system for evaluation and feedback that will help their fellow students learn how to think, write about, and create art.” For more about the grant, go to the UA News page.