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Lesson Plans


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MaryAnn Kohl (maryann)
Tue, 4 May 99 14:24:25 -0700

The concept of exploration is especially important in art with young and
somewhat young children. First they EXLORE the materials seeing how they
react and what is possible, then they EXPRESS the next time maybe
refining their explorations and trying to do something specific, and then
finally the next time you do something with them, you can actually EXPECT
something from an assignment in the area. Someone else said the same
MaryAnn Kohl

>A similar question arose last Fall. It reminded me of what a former
>college instructor said a l-o-n-g time ago...
>Meaning we can NOT expect children to use a medium -with which they are
>not totally comfortable - to produce a "product" or "outcome". First
>they need time for free exploration (and a 20 min session doesn't do it!)
>to completely "play" with something many times. (exploration) After that,
>on their own, they will use it to build/make/develop something. (expression)

>T-h-e-n....we can give them an "assignment".(expectation)

MaryAnn F. Kohl (WA)