21st Century Color Literacy Project

Luann Stowell, University of Texas at Austin

Advances in science and technology expand our understanding of color and create opportunities for teaching color as a multidisciplinary subject in classrooms from early childhood to higher education. Maggie Maggio and Luanne Stovall propose to share information with participants about the 21st Century Color Literacy Project, a newly formed, long term initiative led by the ISCC to identify misinformation about color in education and promote updated color competencies relevant to 21st century industries and disciplines. The session will address specific problems identified by the ISCC Problems Committee, and review results of a baseline Color Education Survey distributed to colleagues involved in color education (kindergarten to university). This survey is the first step in developing age-appropriate resources for teaching color as a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) subject.