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Re: [teacherartexchange] Best Practices


Date: Thu Oct 16 2008 - 16:24:09 PDT

.....quote Diane "I think the closest one can get is "promising" practices and yet most books tend to be slanted toward one approach or another, ie. DBAE, visual culture, studio, TAB, Interdisciplinary."

So this begs the question... with so many approaches why do we have to pick just one? Is one really the best over all the others? Is it ok to say that other teachers "don't get it" if using an approach not embraced by that group? Can we pull from all approaches?

Eisner in a speech a couple of years ago sure thought so. That there is room for all of these and tons more not on the above list. I think we all want our students to have great experiences no matter which way we come at it or we wouldn't be doing it.

Nick Bantok this weekend spoke about Duende....not just conceiving and idea and executing it....that his amazing work now is soundly based in the fact that he had gained technical skill it comes from within and through him...Duende....

How I work as an artist falls into many approaches...why not my teaching and my students' learning?

just my ponderings~thoughts for me to chew on~
Linda Kieling
middle school in Oregon


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