Note: To protect the privacy of our members, e-mail addresses have been removed from the archived messages. As a result, some links may be broken.
"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 =
are visual arts taught.
05. Looking is not the same as doing. It takes personal involvement to =
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, =
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.
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">