I think the arts have an obligation to deal with the new"technologies".
Ed.D student in Instructional Systems Technology- who came back after 25
years of teaching to make sure that the concerns of arts education were
in the thick of the technological reform movement in education.
On Sun, 13 Jul 1997 dianegregory wrote:
> Dear All:
> I want to thank the group in this last discussion on drawing for being
> polite and respectful. I have noticed that people are really making an
> effort to watch how they respond to posts and many more are honoring each
> other for comments and contributions. I really appreciate that. The more
> we can discuss these things in a civil manner, the more we will improve art
> I would like to start a new thread.
> According to Robert Beeching in a previous post, the Atlantic Monthly
> published an article entitled, "why visual and performing arts programs
> are losing out to computer labs!" Has anyone read this article? Please
> give us a brief summary of it, if you have time.
> In any regards, I would like to discuss this topic in the light of the
> problems art education is having with status.
> First, I think it is a very provocative statement, no doubt written to
> catch attention. However, I would like to hear what the group has to say
> in regards to this topic.
> As many of you know, I am a technology supporter. However, I become
> concerned when I hear stuff like this, especially when technology is used
> creatively, it can further support the role of the arts in the curriculum.
> Certainly, it could be argued that the arts curriculum could be the heart
> of "media literacy." This is a new term that is being bounced around
> education circles to stand for "multi-media literacy", ie. the kind
> required when using digital (electronic) multi-media.
> Instead of being alarmed by media literacy, this may be a great opportunity
> for art education (if it really got behind the technology movement) to
> ensure for itself a place in the curriculum.
> What do the rest of you think?
> Warmest regards,
> Diane C. Gregory, Ph.D.
> Associate Professor of Art Education
> Department of Art and Design
> Southwest Texas State University
> San Marcos, Texas 78666
> dg09 (university e-mail in San Marcos)
> dianegregory (home e-mail in Austin)