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Re: [teacherartexchange] art criticism


Date: Thu Sep 28 2006 - 13:30:04 PDT

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From: Dawn.Norris
Are there any recommendations of effective art critique rubrics for the
high school level? >>

Here is a non traditional list of what Dr. John Crowe calls
"deschooled" points of view. It results in open ended discussions among
students and can generate deep learning. It might not be useful in a
graphics art class, but I like to post it occasionally to get people
kathy douglas

deschooling the critique: by Dr. John Crowe
Massachusetts College of Art

"I recently generated the following descriptors of the "deschooling"
mission. This is a work in progress and meant to prompt further
discussion and refinement."

school version VS deschooled version

critique VS reflection
critique VS full attention
critique VS affirmation
teacher authority VS shared authority
expertise VS emerging understanding, new eyes
preaching VS sharing
more about the critic VS more about about the creator
feeling small VS feeling big
knowledge out there VS knowledge within, drawn out
judgmental VS reflective -- noticing, describing, interpreting
traditional format VS negotiated format
prescribed rubrics VS negotiated rubrics
school issues VS art and world issues
one person's aesthetic VS multiple aesthetic views
one voice VS many voices
verbal folks dominate VS students are "heard into speech"
verbal VS plus non-verbal
exhibit the "best" VS exhibit all, or rotate fairly
followed directions? VS followed an authentic path?
right? wrong? VS engaged? genuine?
closed system VS open system
Euro-model VS looks to other traditions too
about the past and present VS plus future
serious VS serious and playful
regards narrow outcomes VS regards broad range of outcomes
about grades VS less emphasis on grades, negotiated,
mystery VS clarity
clarity VS mystery
judgment VS enlightenment

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