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Re: Colouring In ..again!

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Thu, 13 Nov 1997 16:40:34 -0500 (EST)

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Perhaps I have misunderstood you. Please forgive me if I have. But it sounds
as if you are overlooking the role of the art teacher which is to teach those
children who do not already have an instinct or the knowledge required for
the artwork in question. You say that many children do not think to fill the
entire space. Will they not do so if you instruct them to do so and
demonstrate what you mean? I'll admit that I do not teach elementary children
and perhaps am not aware of an inability to understand the concept if
explained. I just have to agree with Bob about coloring books. I can't help
but feel that they are the reason that I get high school students who
basically still want to "color in" not matter what we are doing.


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