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Kevin Tavin

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20102019

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Artistic and research interests

Kevin Tavin is Professor of International Art Education, and Head of the Department of Art at Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland. Tavin holds a BFA, MEd and PhD in art education. He has taught K-12 and post-secondary courses since 1990. Previous work includes Associate Professor of Art Education at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1999-2006) and The Ohio State University (2006-2012).

His research focuses on critical multiculturalism, visual culture, critical pedagogy, cultural studies, Nordic art education, and psychoanalytic theory. His work has been published in international art and education journals and books, and presented as keynote and research papers across the globe. Recent books include, Angels, ghosts, and cannibals: Essays on art education and visual culture and Stand(ing) up, for a Change: Voices of arts educators. Tavin has held the office of Coordinator for the Caucus on Social Theory and Art Education and World Council Regional Representative for North America for the International Society for Education through Art. 

Keywords

  • Visual culture
  • Lacanian psychoanalytic theory
  • Media studies
  • Art Education
  • Critical pedagogy
  • Curriculum theory

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Research Output

An Introduction to Excess in Art and Education: Discursive Explorations

Tavin, K., Kallio-Tavin, M. & Ryynänen, M., 2019, Art, Excess, and Education: Historical and Discursive Contexts. Tavin, K., Kallio-Tavin, M. & Ryynänen, M. (eds.). 1 ed. London, UK: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, p. 1-18 18 p. (Palgrave Studies in Educational Futures).

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  • Art, Excess, and Education: Historical and Discursive Contexts

    Tavin, K. (ed.), Kallio-Tavin, M. (ed.) & Ryynänen, M. (ed.), 2019, 1 ed. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 218 p. (Palgrave Studies in Educational Futures)

    Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Finnish arts-based and artistic dissertations in context: Explorations, interventions, and glocal interpretations

    Kallio-Tavin, M. & Tavin, K., 2019, Provoking the Field: International Perspectives on Visual Arts PhDs in Education. Sinner, A., Irwin, R. L. & Adams, J. (eds.). INTELLECT LTD.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

    Learning to Unlearn Disciplines: Experimentation and Exploration of Collaborative Art Education

    Tavin, K., 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperScientificpeer-review

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    Prizes

    Aalto University Annual Excellence Award in Teaching

    Kevin Tavin (Recipient), Harri Laakso (Recipient), Juuso Tervo (Recipient) & Mari Kekola (Recipient), Dec 2017

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

  • Graduate Assistant Award for Outstanding Teaching

    Kevin Tavin (Recipient), Mar 1999

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

  • Manuel Barkan Memorial Award

    Kevin Tavin (Recipient), Apr 2004

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

    Outstanding Art Educator of the Year

    Kevin Tavin (Recipient), Oct 1994

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

  • Ziegfeld Award 2017

    Kevin Tavin (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Award or honor granted for academic career

    Activities

    Debating Practice: What Do We Mean When We Talk about Practice in Art Education?

    Mira Kallio-Tavin (Speaker), Kevin Tavin (Speaker), David Pariser (Speaker), Juuso Tervo (Speaker)
    9 Jul 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference presentation

    On Dark Territories of Transdisciplinarity: Arts-Based Education as (Un)Learning

    Harri Laakso (Speaker), Kevin Tavin (Speaker), Juuso Tervo (Speaker)
    16 Jan 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference presentation

    On Top of the World? Myths and Truths About Finnish and Nordic Art Education

    Mira Kallio-Tavin (Speaker), Kevin Tavin (Speaker)
    7 Jan 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference presentation

    No Future in the Making: Failing and Falling Out of Time in Art Education

    Juuso Tervo (Speaker), Kevin Tavin (Speaker), Tyson Lewis (Speaker)
    12 Jul 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference presentation

    Changing Courses: How Can Programs Get Their Bearings Through the Art Education (Scholar)ship?

    Juuso Tervo (Speaker), Kevin Tavin (Speaker), Tyson Lewis (Speaker)
    14 Mar 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference presentation