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RE: Many thanks to those who helped


From: Freeland, Sue (freelas_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Jun 29 2004 - 10:50:13 PDT

Vicki, is it too late? Have seen survey but just got the time after the end of the year to get to it... sorry

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        Sent: Sun 6/27/2004 10:58 AM
        To: ArtsEdNet Talk
        Subject: Re: Many thanks to those who helped

        Hey Sharon,
        Gee, I thought I had, but I just checked and yours wasn't there. I have
        pasted the survey below if you still want to invest a few minutes. It will be
        greatly appreciated.
        I am a graduate student at Walden University, currently involved in a
        research class. A sixteen year veteran art teacher whose system is crurrently trying
        to streamline its’ art curriculum and promote differentiated instruction, I
        am researching what are considered to be “best practices” for teaching art and
        improving thinking skills.
        Most of you have been selected because you are on the ArtsEdNet Talk list
        serve and have proven invaluable to me over the years. Others have been selected
        because you are involved with art education through arts centers across the
        United States. The last group was selected because you are art educators
        within my own system.
        It is my greatest hope that each of you will respond to this email survey and
        help me generate data that will shed light on what our best practices are. I
        will post my results to ArtsEdNet Talk in approximately five weeks if you are
        interested to see what I’ve found. I will, however, need your responses
        within the next two weeks. You may return your survey to
        Thank you so much for your time and help,
        Vicki Ranck
        Please be sure to number your responses relative to the questions and feel
        free to make comments as needed.
        Survey of Best Practices in Art Education
        1. What techniques or activities have you found to be most successful in
        sparking creativity?
        2. What techniques or practices do you use to increase student thinking
        3. What teaching techniques have been most successful in your classroom for
        reaching a variety of learners?
        4. how does the physical organization of your room help to spark creativity
        and address a variety of learning styles?
        5. Is your classroom more student centered or teacher centered?
        6. Taking into account the six national visual arts standards, which do you
        think are the most important? (rate from one to six, one being least
        important and six being most important)
        1)Understand and apply visual arts media, techniques, and processes.
        2)Use knowledge of visual arts structures and functions.
        3)Choose and evaluate a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas.
        4)Understand the visual arts in relation to history and culture.
        5)Reflect upon and assess the characteristics and merit of their work, and
        the work of others.
        6)Make connections between visual arts and other disciplines.
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