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Philosophy for Curriculumn

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Kenneth L. Poos (klpoos)
Sun, 15 Sep 1996 22:23:00 -0700


Our Art teachers have been just asked to write a philosophy for our
Curriculumn Guide(which has not been established yet) for this Friday!!
There are 6 of us in this district, one high school teacher(who doesn't
know what is going on), two Junior High Art Teachers who do, and three
elementary Art teachers (one which is me) the others are just biding
their time and don't care one way or the other. I have my curriculum that
I teach and the other elementary Art teachers are a hit and miss( they
teach just to get paid and really don't teach what they are suppose to)
My delima!!!! I know what should be put for the philosophy for
Elementary Art education : Please tell me if this sounds alright:
I seem to be the only one in Elementary art that really cares about
their education. What I have so far (no in put from the other two) is::
We would like as Elementary Art Teachers to foster originality, critical
thinking and establish enduring aesthetic values.
we would like to give repeated, gradually building experiences with a
range of media, skills, and techniques, and to develop an understanding
of the structure and the language of art.
We would like to provide each lesson a basis for subsequent lessons.
Our goal is to teach students to SEE and UNDERSTAND the aesthetic
elements that give a work of art enduring beauty and meaning.
We must ALL share a common Vocabulary and Understanding of the
properties of art.
As a teacher , what is your philosophy for your curriculumn??????
Maybe your ideas would help me to establish more of my own!!!
Please if you have any ideas on this subject would you please HELP!!
Sandy Poos
Dist.#187- grades 1-6
Cahokia, Cahokia, Ill.

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