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Re: Critiques

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Sandra Hildreth (shildret)
Sun, 22 Sep 1996 22:23:32 -0700 (PDT)


I had a student teacher who managed to set up some very productive and
positive critiques with a class of 7th graders that had the reputation of
being a problem class. He put up all their artwork, gave them some
guidelines on how to bring up positive comments, asked very leading
questions to get a discussion started, and then awarded points to students
who made effective, positive comments. Those points got added to their
project grades. Students who made intentionally idiotic or negative
statements lost points on their project grades. After a few lost points, it
rarely happened again - and they could earn them back with good comments.
To me, this is too much record keeping (who got points, how many, etc.),
but it certainly helped the critique. Just thought I would share this for
anyone who would like to try something like it.

Sandra Hildreth <shildret>
Art 7-12, Madrid-Waddington Central School, Madrid, NY 13660
Art Methods, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617