Bruce Uhrmacher

  • Biographical Description

    • Bruce Uhrmacher is Professor of Education, Morgridge College of Education.

      Research interests include alternative education, Waldorf schools, curriculum theory and practice, and understanding teaching, curriculum, and learning from artistic and aesthetic viewpoints. Books: Beyond the One Room School (Sense Publishers); Intricate Palette: Working the Ideas of Elliot Eisner. (Merill Prentice Hall). Also, see:


      P. B. Uhrmacher, B. Conrad,
      and C. Moroye (2013). Reinvigorating Curriculum: Perceptual Lesson planning. Teachers College Record. 39(5), pp. 613 –636.

      C. Moroye, P. B. Uhrmacher (2012). Standards, Not Standardization: Orchestrating Aesthetic Educational Experiences. Language Arts Journal of Michigan. 28(1): 65-69.

      C. Richards and P. B. Uhrmacher (2012). Elliot Eisner as Cultural Theorist, Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy 9(1): 26-28.

      P. B. Uhrmacher, B. Conrad, C. Lindquist (2010). The Power to Transform: Implementation as Aesthetic Awakening. In T. Costantino and B. White (Eds.) Essays on Aesthetic Education for the 21st Century. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

      J. Armon, P. B. Uhrmacher, T. Ortega. (2009). The Significance of Self-Portraits: Making Connections Through Monotype Prints in Letras y Arte. Art Education. 62(6): 12-18.

      P. B. Uhrmacher (December 2009). Toward a Theory of Aesthetic Learning Experiences. Curriculum Inquiry. 39(5): 613-636.

      C. Moroye, P. B. Uhrmacher (2009) Aesthetic themes of education. Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue. 11(1-2): 85-101.

      P. B. Uhrmacher and C. Trousas. (2008). Working the Image: Unearthing Aspects of Teachers’ Lives Through Arts-Engagement. LEARNing Landscapes. www.learnquebec.ca


      Interviewed on aesthetic education by Colorado Public Radio's Dan Drayer, former host of Colorado Matters. The interview can be heard at: http://www.cpr.org/article/legacy-archive-45


      Faculty Advisor for the Institute of Creative Teaching, co-sponsored by the Morgridge College of Education and Think(360)Arts.

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Research

    • CRISPA

      Among other things, I am currently researching ways to provide engaged learning in classrooms. In particular, I have focused on dimensions of an aesthetic experience, as Dewey defines it. These dimensions include connections, risk-taking, imagination, sensory experience, perceptivity, and active engagement (CRISPA). See:

      P. B. Uhrmacher (December 2009). Toward a Theory of Aesthetic Learning Experiences. Curriculum Inquiry. 39(5): 613-636.

      C. Moroye, P. B. Uhrmacher (2009) Aesthetic themes of education. Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue. 11(1-2): 85-101.

      P. B. Uhrmacher and C. Moroye, “Instituting the Arts” (2007), The Clearing House (81)2: 53-58.

      C. Moroye, P. B. Uhrmacher. (2010) Aesthetic Themes as Conduits to Creativity.  In Cheryl Craig (Ed.)  American Teacher Educators' Yearbook

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