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[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]Christi Fennell
Tue, 8 Dec 1998 07:02:58 +0800 (SGT)
Do you not have a state framework that you have to follow? I live in
California and I am required to teach my classes according to the
state frame work. My principal handed me a copy and said design your
classes around this. Involve all of the art teachers and
administrators in a curriculum meeting. Have all of the art teachers
write down how they learned art and have them list all of the medias
they used and all of the classes they took to become an art teacher
and have them bring it to the meeting. Start going down the list and
start crossing off all of them your department teaches. From the
remaining items, decide how many you NEED to be teaching to produce
well rounded artists. Stress how they will be better prepared for
college and how their odds will improve in getting accepted because of
their well rounded portfolios.
My standards: (From 1995, need to update)
1. The student demonstrates as understanding of works in the visual
arts by analyzing and interpreting what the artist presents in visual
2. The student demonstrates an understanding of how to effectively
solve artistic problems in unique and expressive ways.
3.The student demonstrates an understanding of major visual arts
traditions, styles, and MEDIA in a variety of times and places.
4. The student demonstrates an understanding that the visual arts and
artists reflect, play a role in, and influence culture.
5. The student demonstrates an understanding that specific criteria
can be developed and used to assess the qualities and merits of works
6.The student demonstrates an understanding of Form ( the way the work
of art looks) and Content (what a work of art communicates) in the
Hope that helps.
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