Kit Grauer is actively involved in art education organizations at the local, national, and international levels. Dr. Grauer's interests include arts-based and image-based research, international issues in art education, teacher education, museum education, and art curriculum and instruction. She has given numerous presentations, in-service sessions, and keynote speeches in these areas. Her current research includes the use of artistic pedagogical strategies in both preservice and in-service teacher education, museum education, and community-based new media education.
Dr. Grauer is heavily involved with the graduate program in art education and the teacher education program at UBC and is now focusing her teaching in the secondary art teacher education program, (smART), the elementary program (The Margaret Grauer, Teaching from the HeART cohort), summer institutes featuring collaborative courses with the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Museum of Anthropology, and off-campus MEd programs such as the Burnaby Visual and Performing Arts Cohort.
In recent years, Kit Grauer has been awarded the NAEA/BC Art Educator Award; the NAEA Pacific Region Art Education Award; the UBC Killam Teaching Excellence Award; the Alma Mater Society"Just Desserts" service award; the CSEA Gaitskell Award, InSEA Honorary Life Member, UBC Sam Black Award for Education and Development in the Arts, USSEA Ziegfeld International Award, AERA Award for Best Publication in an Electronic Journal, George Cedric Metcalf Foundation Award for Excellence in Research, UBC Murray Elliot Award for Teacher Education, MICA Master Teacher Award, BCATA Higher Education Teacher of the Year, NAEA Fellow and the Canadian Art Educator of the Year.
In 2008, Kit Grauer (PI), David Darts (NYU), Sandra Weber (Concordia)and Anita Sinner (collaborator) secured a standard SSHRC grant to work on a project entitled "The Art of New Media Education: A Study of Community-based New Media Arts Education." This research is examining three sites of community engaged New Media work with youth: Gulf Islands Film and Television Studio (GIFTS) in BC; Eyebeam in New York and Elizabeth House in Montreal.
ARTE 400, 305, 314, 403, 441, 508, 542, 541, 561, 598
EDUC 500, 311, 316, 315, 329
CUST 416, 400