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Re:[teacherartexchange] college vs. public


Date: Wed Jun 27 2007 - 05:31:40 PDT

Hello all,
I just wanted to throw in my two cents about college and public teachers and what is and isn't being
accomplished. I teach middle school art in the Clarksville-Montgomery Co. School System in
Tennessee, and luckily enough we have formed a bond with the art department at Austin Peay State
University. Having graduated from Austin Peay what seems like a thousand years ago, I always like
"going back" and making connections with the professors. They have instituted an Artists in the Schools
program where the professors come and do workshops in class for our students. The art ed. professor is
really interested in helping teachers in the public schools to reach whatever goals they are trying to
What I am most interested in is how the professors are presenting information for studio work. How are
they triggering the creative process. My school system is moving toward problem based learning which I
think works well with the creative process, but I am always curious what the college level teachers want
the students to have when they get there.
Did I miss the point or does anyone have any thoughts on this?

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