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Re: Suggestions for Art Education Methods Classes

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Nnaell_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Tue Feb 22 2005 - 04:21:12 PST


I would make sure you cover a couple of things:

Make sure students know the different art methodologies and can discuss them!
 I would also have them writing lesson plans and presenting them every week
for feedback from their peers. This is very valuable for a number of reasons.
#1. The process of writing lesson plans helps students get their ideas
together and align objectives with tasks and assessments. They can see it all
spread out in front of them. #2. The peer feedback really helps students to hone
in on strenghts and weaknesses and to see others ideas.

For elementary methods I would use Hobbs and Rush as the text with Lowenfeld
as the backup. Unfortunately, nothing but Michaels out there for HS methods.
If anyone has a different text for HS methods, I would love to know what it
is!

I also think teaching students about different styles of classroom management
is very important. Madeline Hunter, Harry Wong, etc. At least they have
something to go into the classroom with. Also I would suggest an assignment that
has them thinking (both ele and HS) about how they would set up a classroom,
manage supplies, all the practical kinds of things!

Hope this helps!

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