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ON ART BOOKS...?

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Bob Beeching (robprod)
Wed, 18 Aug 1999 17:39:17 -0700


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Rick wrote:

"We had a set of art books when I arrived here 10 years ago. I didn't
really know what to do with them..."

AFTER THE FACT?

Or: Using books when teaching a non-verbal discipline...

01. Books are primarily used for reading, not producing.

02. They are generally used as sources for taking paper tests.

03. Appreciating the works of others is enhanced by first attempting to =
produce - not
the other way round.

04. Since music, dance, and drama are taught through process/skill =
formation, thus
are visual arts taught.

05. Looking is not the same as doing. It takes personal involvement to =
learn the
skills to be admired in the works of others.=20

06. Process/skill development in the 3 R's is the same for the arts. One =
learns by doing.

07. Listening to, and talking about the arts without learning to perform =
them, becomes an
empty learning shell.

08. One does not learn to "play ball" by collecting game cards, prints, =
magazines, and
posters, but through a concerted effort and persistent exercise - =
learning how to play the game.

09. By continually denying children access to visual arts process/skill =
development, we can expect
more teachers to enter education unprepared to teach art as they =
teach reading, writing and=20
arithmetic simply because of a lack of training in their formative =
years; the cycle tends to renew
itself each successive year.

10. As cookbook pictures go, art books are great after you know how. No =
one every learned
to produce a decent loaf of bread from a cookbook.
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Rick wrote:
 
"We had a set of art books when I arrived here 10 = years ago. I=20 didn't
really know what to do with them..."
 
AFTER THE FACT?
 
Or: Using books when teaching a non-verbal=20 discipline...
 
01. Books are primarily used for reading, not=20 producing.
 
02. They are generally used as sources for = taking=20 paper tests.
 
03. Appreciating the works of others is = enhanced by=20 first attempting to produce - not
      the other way=20 round.
 
04. Since music, dance, and drama are = taught through=20 process/skill formation, thus
      are visual arts=20 taught.
 
05. Looking is not the same as doing. It takes = personal=20 involvement to learn the
     skills to be admired in=20 the works of others. 
 
06. Process/skill development in the 3 R's is the = same for the=20 arts. One learns by doing.
 
07. Listening to, and talking about the arts = without=20 learning to perform them, becomes an
     empty learning=20 shell.
 
08. One does not learn to "play ball" by collecting = game=20 cards, prints, magazines, and
     posters, but through a = concerted=20 effort and persistent exercise - learning how to play the = game.
 
09. By continually denying children access to visual = arts=20 process/skill development, we can expect
     more teachers to enter = education=20 unprepared to teach art as they teach reading, writing and
     arithmetic simply = because of a lack of training in their formative years; the cycle = tends to=20 renew
     itself each successive year.
 
10. As cookbook pictures go, art books are great = after you=20 know how. No one every learned
     to = produce a=20 decent loaf of bread from a cookbook.
______________________________________________rb

 
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