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Re: [teacherartexchange] Elliot Eisner on choice/national art standards

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twoducks_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Tue Jul 19 2005 - 20:13:44 PDT


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From: vranck0602@aol.com
 Unfortunately we are living in a standards driven era

.To Vicky and all...another good time to re read those standards. I do
not believe that aligning to these precludes in any way offering choice
to students. And keep in mind, choice based teaching involves an
enormous amount of instruction and information. But the students are
challenged to put it in to use in their own way...

<<http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/teach/standards/
National Visual Art Standards
K-4
Content Standard #1: Understanding and applying media, techniques, and
processes

Achievement Standard:

           Students know the differences between materials, techniques,
and processes
           Students describe how different materials, techniques, and
processes cause different responses
           Students use different media, techniques, and processes to
communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
           Students use art materials and tools in a safe and
responsible manner

Content Standard #2: Using knowledge of structures and functions

Achievement Standard:

Students know the differences among visual characteristics and purposes
of art in order to convey ideas Students describe how different
expressive features and organizational principles cause different
responses Students use visual structures and functions of art to
communicate ideas

Content Standard #3: Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter,
symbols, and ideas

Achievement Standard:

           Students explore and understand prospective content for works
of art
           Students select and use subject matter, symbols, and ideas to
communicate meaning

Content Standard #4: Understanding the visual arts in relation to
history and cultures

Achievement Standard:

           Students know that the visual arts have both a history and
specific relationships to various cultures
           Students identify specific works of art as belonging to
particular cultures, times, and places
           Students demonstrate how history, culture, and the visual
arts can influence each other in making and studying works of art

Content Standard #5: Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics
and merits of their work and the work of others

Achievement Standard:

           Students understand there are various purposes for creating
works of visual art
           Students describe how people's experiences influence the
development of specific artworks
           Students understand there are different responses to specific
artworks

Content Standard #6: Making connections between visual arts and other
disciplines

Achievement Standard:

           Students understand and use similarities and differences
between characteristics of the visual arts and other arts disciplines
           Students identify connections between the visual arts and
other disciplines in the curriculum

Grades 5-8
Content Standard #1: Understanding and applying media, techniques, and
processes

Achievement Standard:

           Students select media, techniques, and processes; analyze
what makes them effective or not effective in communicating ideas; and
reflect upon the effectiveness of their choices
           Students intentionally take advantage of the qualities and
characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance
communication of their experiences and ideas

Content Standard #2: Using knowledge of structures and functions

Achievement Standard:

           Students generalize about the effects of visual structures
and functions and reflect upon these effects in their own work
           Students employ organizational structures and analyze what
makes them effective or not effective in the communication of ideas
           Students select and use the qualities of structures and
functions of art to improve communication of their ideas

Content Standard #3: Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter,
symbols, and ideas

Achievement Standard:

           Students integrate visual, spatial, and temporal concepts
with content to communicate intended meaning in their artworks Students
use subjects, themes, and symbols that demonstrate knowledge of
contexts, values, and aesthetics that communicate intended meaning in
artworks

Content Standard #4: Understanding the visual arts in relation to
history and cultures

Achievement Standard:

           Students know and compare the characteristics of artworks in
various eras and cultures
           Students describe and place a variety of art objects in
historical and cultural contexts
           Students analyze, describe, and demonstrate how factors of
time and place (such as climate, resources, ideas, and technology)
influence visual characteristics that give meaning and value to a work
of art

Content Standard #5: Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics
and merits of their work and the work of others

Achievement Standard:

          Students compare multiple purposes for creating works of art
           Students analyze contemporary and historic meanings in
specific artworks through cultural and aesthetic inquiry
           Students describe and compare a variety of individual
responses to their own artworks and to artworks from various eras and
cultures

Content Standard #6: Making connections between visual arts and other
disciplines

Achievement Standard:

           Students compare the characteristics of works in two or more
art forms that share similar subject matter, historical periods, or
cultural context
           Students describe ways in which the principles and subject
matter of other disciplines taught in the school are interrelated with
the visual arts>>>>

So I do not teach the standards, but the standards are embedded in
everything we do. And I do not teach painting flowers and I do not
teaching painting just once, but all year long. And the
demonstrations start with the simplest and then spiral back around...so
in painting for instance start with setting up, then later, mixiing
colors, then later, maybe painting in layers and sgraffittto, and then
later, subject matter, then a review of color mixing and so on.
regards,
kathy douglas

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