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Lesson Plans


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Sun, 21 Jul 1996 22:37:53 -0400

Sorry to have a late reply, but I've been away from the computer. If you're
not already familier with it, you should check out Harvard's Project Zero, an
arts evaluation program put together by Howard Gardner. Should be easy to
locate. I have to say that personally, the most important parts of
evaluation are to be found in the criteria and basis of criteria for
evaluation. Wether you give grades or written evals, if the students
understand HOW they are being evaluated, it helps tremendously. A very good
way to do this is to develop course contracts stating the class'/students'
goals, objectives to fufil those goals, and the criteria to base evaluation
Hope that's some good ideas.
Also, as far as art ed goes... I like the way the DBAE splits art ed into
four cats: ARt History, Culteral Arts ed., Studio based, and Critisim.
Each of these are important facets of perceptual and social development.
All but the studio arts are easily evaluated by classic means, the studio
arts require a more wholistic approach. I don't think keeping a sketch book
is a good eval. for an art class (all depends on the lesson but..)
personally, I rarely sketch. I could go on, but do look into Project Zero,
even if you already have something put together.
Hasta Pasta