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Re: [teacherartexchange] Best Practices


From: Jeff Pridie (jeffpridie_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Oct 16 2008 - 16:53:16 PDT

You hit it on the mark. A buffet of teaching strategies that will hit all students in the class. Bits and pieces of each will reach a greater number of students learning styles and thinking strategies then just one approach. Do we not as artist use a variety of thinking and process strategies to develop a work of art.

Jeff (minnesota)

> .....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~
> creatively,
> Linda Kieling
> middle school in Oregon
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