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Re: using student examples


From: Woody Duncan (wduncan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Dec 08 2002 - 14:04:44 PST

Sky said:
> "Sooooooooo...because of all this, I can't understand why someone would say
> they never use former student artwork as examples."

I avoid using student work as examples, but I often do. It depends upon
the lesson and if I think it will help in understanding the problem posed.
I of course stress that I want theirs to be different and only showed
an example because I thought it would be easier to see what direction
we are headed in.

What I most strongly object to is the district expecting me to include
student examples in each lesson. That is for my professional judgment
as an experienced art teacher. And I strongly object to is the district
referring to student examples as "exemplars". I try to always use what
I was trained to call an exemplar in every lesson. I'm trying to educate
the powers that be in our district. Perhaps I'm being too picky on the
                                        Woody in KC

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