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Lesson Plans


COPY WORK?

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Bob Beeching (robprod)
Tue, 13 Jul 1999 17:07:35 -0700


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RE: "I see a number of lesson plans which culminate in a student =
painting
like some other dead artist. Why is this valued?"

AN ASIDE:

I vividly remember the joys of trying to render - in soft pencil - =
and without tracing - photographic copies of favorite movie stars, and =
trying to capture the style of Disney line drawings of the dwarfs from =
Snow White. The challenge was in how close I could get to the originals. =
As college exercises in visual perception, we attempted to emulate our =
favorite artist's in style and in color palette - quite a humbling =
acknowledgement.

The point being; all human beings are born mimics. That is how we =
first learn to talk, walk, and act. The problem is not with copying, but =
with it's intent! Plagiarism runs rampant in the halls of secondary =
education. When students lift images from photographs or from other flat =
art, and call these productions their own - we have a problem. If on the =
other hand, a student learns from the experience, and attempts to =
transfer only the knowledge gained by this experience, then he or she =
has profited by the exercise.
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AN ASIDE:
 
    I vividly remember the joys of = trying to=20 render - in soft pencil - and without tracing - photographic = copies of=20 favorite movie stars, and trying to capture the style of Disney line = drawings of=20 the dwarfs from Snow White. The challenge was in how close I could get = to the=20 originals. As college exercises in visual perception, we attempted = to=20 emulate our favorite artist's in style and in color palette - quite a = humbling=20 acknowledgement.
 
    The point being; all human beings = are born=20 mimics. That is how we first learn to talk, = walk, and=20 act. The problem is not with copying, but with it's intent!=20 Plagiarism runs rampant in the halls of = secondary=20 education. When students lift images from photographs or from other flat = art,=20 and call these productions their own - we have a problem. If on the = other hand,=20 a student learns from the experience, and attempts to transfer = only the=20 knowledge gained by this experience, then he = or she=20 has profited by the exercise.
_____________________________________________________rb
 
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