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Re: Didaction


From: Jane Altshuler (jane_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon May 20 2002 - 15:02:58 PDT

Remember it is mostly art historians who named all the art movements - the artists just made art to reflect their times. There nothing for you theorists or art historians to talk about if we artists didn't make art. I've been an artist for most of my life and my eyes
just glaze over at these "ism" discussions. I don't have time to theorize about making art - I'm too busy making it.


> ouch on the "isms" thing. I'm new to here, and am enjoying the conversation.
> I hate to say it, but I honestly believe that theory affects how we teach, which in turn affects our students. We either try and stay in touch with what is going on in with new theories, or I'm afraid we lose touch with more than just the latest theory.
> Postmodernism, deconstructivism etc...They are big words, but these words reflect a mindset of our culture(s). Our kids are postmodern. They're living it. If we can't relate to them and where they're coming from I think we're gonna have a hard time teaching them.
> So I'm not as eloquent as some who write here, but this is what I truly believe...
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