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Re: teaching art education methods in college...(long)

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Mon, 1 Feb 1999 21:05:38 EST

don't get me started on teacher certification programs

someone commented that teaching 21 year olds is different from teaching 13
year olds.

Yes and teaching 33 year olds is different from teaching 21 year olds, and I
wish my methods instructor had realized that.

what galls me is that the buzz in education is student-centered this and
student-centered that, but very few education professors teach their OWN
students that way. I would have been grateful for the opportunity to work on
a ten week DBAE curriculum with a team of my peers. I would have even been
happy with creating it on my own for my peers to critique. Instead, I had
someone who kept insisting that we "be professional," refrain from dating our
students, and use Bloom's taxonomy--well, no shit (excuse my french). Any
education student who is in their final semester before student teaching
(which all of us were)m probably already knows that stuff

No teacher education program can satisfy every student 100% of the time, but
if you had a teacher who actually WANTED to teach the class (which mine did
not) you were way ahead of me.