Kevin Tavin
Department of Art

Kevin Tavin

Professor

Contact information

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+358504342961
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Description

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. 

Areas of expertise

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

Honors and awards

Award or honor granted for academic career
Department of Art
Jan 2017

Ziegfeld Award 2017

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Art
Apr 2004

Manuel Barkan Memorial Award Awarded for the most significant written contribution in a NAEA publication during the previous year.

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Art
Mar 1999

Graduate Assistant Award for Outstanding Teaching Sponsored jointly by the Graduate School, The Office of the Vice-Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Art
Oct 1994

Outstanding Art Educator of the Year Maryland Art Education Association. Howard County, Maryland. October 1994.

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Art
Dec 2017

Aalto University Annual Excellence Award in Teaching The president of Aalto University together with university’s top management has decided to award the annual Excellence recognition based on the proposals of the Schools. With this recognition we want to highlight achievements with significant impact in enhancing learning, transdisciplinarity and well-being at Aalto (Excellence in Teaching). The award is for University-Wide Art Studies (UWAS) which began with a single course, and then piloted 15 courses on artistic thinking and creative skills for all Aalto students, in every school and discipline, that fostered a lasting interest in, and significant impact on transdisciplinary education.<br/>

Publications

Department of Art

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

Publishing year: 2019 PROVOKE: International perspectives on visual arts dissertations in education
Department of Art

David and (His Own) Goliath: A Response to Pariser’s Critique of “The Cat, Cradle, and the Silver Spoon: Violence in Contemporary Art and the Question of Ethics for Art Education”

Publishing year: 2019 Studies in Art Education
Department of Art

FADS: Engaging Finnish Art education Doctoral Students in a four-year network, between three universities

Publishing year: 2018
Department of Art, School Common, ARTS

FADS: Engaging Finnish Art education Doctoral Students in a four-year network, between three universities

Publishing year: 2018
Department of Art

Representations of Whiteness in Finnish Visual Culture

Publishing year: 2018 The Palgrave Handbook of Race and the Arts in Education
Department of Art, Leadership and LS Support Services

Developing a Transdisciplinary University in Finland through Arts-Based Practices

Publishing year: 2018 Arts-based Methods and Organizational Learning
Department of Art

How Soon Is Now? Post-Conditions in Art Education

Publishing year: 2018 Studies in Art Education
Department of Art

FADS

Publishing year: 2017 Experimenting FADS
Department of Art

Finnish Arts-Based and Artistic Dissertations

Publishing year: 2017
Department of Art

Rethinking Community, Art and Education in Times of Change

Publishing year: 2017