>Hi,I teach elementary art; I see my students once a week for 50 minutes. >I'm trying to find ways to include class discussion/critique/evaluation >during each class, but it's difficult to fit it in. And I want to allow >discussion for all the children, not just a few. I've tried making >notations on a class list, so each student gets her/his work discussed >eventually; its alot of paperwork and maybe not a practical idea. How do >any of the rest of you handle this? I'd appreciate any feedback. > >Thanks, > >Mary Holmgren
When students are working on their artwork, closer to the end of class, I
will have students critique their work at their tables. (There are 4 - 5
students at each of the tables in the art room). We go over the
objectives, and students are told to discuss one work at a time and
critique how the work meets the objectives, and where the work does not
meet those objectives. (The students have had practice in doing this in a
more teacher led setting where I can be clear on what is a judgement vs.
what is a more objective critique). I circle the room while this is being
done, and at the end of their critique the students continue working on
their art. Many choose to incorporate the critique into their work.