Altered Book Journaling for the Visual Generation

By Young Imm Kang Song.

Published by The International Journal of the Image

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The purpose of this study is to demonstrate how different types of journal writing such as altered bookmaking can be an effective learning tool for the 21st century visual generation. This article examines how new types of reflective journal writing can foster enthusiasm and motivation in students through a more innovative and creative approach as evidenced through a college course for the past four years. This article discusses the development of this newer method, “altered book journal writing,” the processes involved in using this method, its applications in a course, and the resulting outcomes.

Keywords: Journal Writing, Altered Bookmaking, Interdisciplinary Journal Writing, Art Education, Environmental Education, Artist Book

The International Journal of the Image, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.67-82. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.687MB).

Dr. Young Imm Kang Song

Associate Professor, Creative Arts in Learning Division, Graduate School of Education, Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Young Imm Kang Song, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Creative Arts in Learning Division, Graduate School of Education at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. She is interested in teaching through, about, and with art. Her teaching and research focus on environmental art, public art, new media art, and multicultural education. Dr. Song is the author of numerous articles that have been published in various international journals, including The International Journal of Arts & Design Education; Journal of the Association for Childhood Education International; Journal of the American Art Therapy Association; International Journal of the Arts in Society; The Journal of the National Art Education Association; The International Journal of Education through Art; Educational Leadership; and Journal of Aesthetic Education. As an artist, she has held various exhibitions as a painter and photographer.