Degrees: B.S.S. Music and Visual Arts, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa; Ed.M., Harvard University; Ed.D., Harvard University
Saturday Studios Shows with Pre-practicum student-teachers featuring student works, December, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011; May 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012; 01 Art Education Faculty Show, Arnheim Gallery, MassArt, November 2011; Art on the Wing, Installation of poetry and site-specific artworks with Brookline's Studios without Walls, MassArt Education students, and O'Hearn Elementary School third grade students. Two locations: The Boston Nature Center, May 12 - June 3; Brookline's Muddy River, June 4 - 27, 2007; Community, and the Charles": poetry installation along the Charles River, Cambridge, 2002, 2003, 2004
(Selected): Hetland, L, Winner, E., Veenema, S., & Sheridan, K. (in press). Studio Thinking 2.0: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education, 2nd Edition. New York: Teachers College; Hetland, L. (2012). Can Studio Habits Help Teachers Assess Arts Learning: Case of the King Cobra. In D. Jaquith and N. Hathaway (Eds.). The learner-directed classroom: Developing creative thinking skills through art. New York: Teachers' College; Hetland, L. (2011). Making creative minds: The Studio Thinking framework. In Proceedings from the Symposium on Creativity and Ingenuity, September 8 - 11, 2011. Deer Isle, ME: Haystack Monograph Series #27, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts; Hetland, L., & Winner, E. (2011). The relationship between creativity and studio thinking. In J. Sefton Green, P. Thomson, L. Bresler, and K. Jones, The Routledge International Handbook of Creative Learning. London: Routledge; Hetland, L, Cajolet, S., & Music, L. (2010). Documentation in the visual arts: Embedding a common language from research. Theory into Practice, 49(1), 55 - 63; Hetland, L. (2009). Nilaja Sun's No Child: Revealing Teaching and Learning through Drama. Teaching Artists Journal; Seidel, S., Tishman, S., Winner, E., Hetland, L., & Palmer, P. (2009). The qualities of quality: Understanding excellence in arts education. Cambridge, MA: Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Hetland, L. (2008a). Studio Thinking: A Model of Artistic Mind. In J. Sefton-Green (Ed.), Creative Learning (pp. 44-52). London: Arts Council England; Winner, E., & Hetland, L. (2008). Art for our sake: School arts classes matter more than ever - but not for the reasons you think. Arts Education Policy Review, 109(5), 29-32; Hetland, L. & Winner, E., "Cognitive Transfers from Arts Education to Non-arts Outcomes: Research Evidence and Policy Implications" in E. Eisner & M. Day (eds.), Handbook on Research and Policy in Art Education, National Art Education Association, 2004; Hetland, L. & Winner, E. "The Arts and Academic Achievement: What the Evidence Shows: Executive Summary" in Arts Education Policy Review, May/June 2001 (an issue devoted to policy implications of the meta-analyses conducted during the Reviewing Education and the Arts Project--REAP); Winner, E. & Hetland, L. (eds.) Proceedings from "Beyond the Soundbite: What the Research Actually Shows about Arts Education and Academic Outcomes," J. Paul Getty Trust, 2001; Winner, E. & Hetland, L., "The Arts and Academic Achievement: What the Evidence Shows," double issue of Journal of Aesthetic Education, Fall/Winter 2000; Hetland, L., Hammerness, K., Unger, C., and Wilson, D., "How Do Students Demonstrate Understanding" in Wiske, M.S. (ed.), Teaching for Understanding: Linking Research with Practice, 1998.
Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA (2010); Invited "Thought Leader" in Arts Education, NAEA Symposium, Aspen Institute, Aspen, CO (2008); National Science Foundation, Can Visual Arts Learning Improve Geometric Reasoning: A Transfer Study, DRL-0815588; Wallace Foundation, Qualities of Quality in Arts Education 2005-2008; J. Paul Getty Trust, 2001-2005; Ahmanson Foundation, 2003-2005; U. S. Dept. of Education, 2003-2009; Massachusetts Dept. of Education, 2003-2005; Endowed scholarship established 2005 "Lois Hetland Project Zero Classroom Scholarship" awarded annually to a public school teacher to attend Project Zero's annual summer institute at Harvard Graduate School of Education
Senior Research Affiliate, Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (1994-present); AMCOA Task Force of the State Colleges of Massachusetts (2011 - present); Council for Policy Studies in Art Education (member, 2009-present, Chair 2011-present); Quality Task Force of the Boston Arts Expansion Project, Boston Public Schools (2010 - 2011); Irish Higher Education Authority, Evaluation Committee for Third-level Institutions, 2003; Charter School, Site-Evaluation Team, 1997-1999; Advisory Committee for Arts Education, Cambridge Public Schools, 2004-2005; Elementary and Middle School teacher, 1976-1994. Selected presentations 2012: Basel, Switzerland. Conversations on Transfer from Arts to Other Disciplines. November 7; Boston, MA. Josiah McElheny: Some Pictures of the Infinite. Gallery Talk, Moderator. Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, October 11; Milwaukee, WI. Think Tank on Museum Education. October 4; Cambridge, MA. Contemporary Art Across the Disciplines. Mini course at the Future of Learning Institute. Harvard Project Zero, August 2; Cambridge, MA. Ongoing Assessment: Studio Habits as a lens on student learning; Mini course at the Project Zero Classroom, Summer Institute. July 25 and 26; Denver, CO. From the Ground Up: A Case Study of MassArt's College-Wide Assessment Initiative. Assessment in the Arts Conference, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. July 22; New York, NY. A Year with Art21 Educators--Case Studies and Conversation. National Art Education Association Annual Conference. March 3; San Francisco, CA. What should we ask of arts education? SFMOMA. February 2, 2012.