> I had an INCREDIBLY useful art education class when I was in undergrad
> at Wayne State University in Detroit 10 years ago. "Saturday Art >School"
> was our pre-student teaching experience. We worked in teams of 4 or 5,
> prepared a ten week DBAE drawing and painting curriculum and wrote
> lesson plans, created examples and visual aids, and then presented our
> lessons to real students in grades 3 through 12 .We had to be there >earlier of course to set things up, including video cameras. We took >turns presenting the lessons assisting in the presentation, and >videotaping them. After the kids were gone and the rooms/equipment >/supplies were cleaned up, we met under our wonderful professor's >guidance, to view and >analyse the videos of our teaching - oh! the >pain and anguish of it all! There
> were also written assignments, and a culminating paper in which we
> described, analysed and evaluated our experience, and evaluated the
> teaching of our peers. What an excellent introduction to practical
> experience in art education! I have never heard of another art teacher
> preparation course like this one. Pity.
> Linda in Michigan