15 Sep 1996, Kenneth L. Poos wrote:
> 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.