> I believe, speaking only for myself, that when I disallow certian symbols to
> be used (aka hearts, rainbows, etc) it is because it is out of context with
> what the lesson is. <snip> B. have allowed "hearts and rainbows" when
> it was appropriate.
> Flexibility it the key in the art room. The students have to feel they own
> the art. If you can get them to that point, then they will learn to keep
> thinking and come up with new problemsolving with regards to their artwork.
> If they feel free enough to create, you can avoid the "schema" trap!
Very well put! Flexibility and appropriateness are important when
deciding what to "allow" in the students' work.
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