Engaging Learners Through Artmaking: Choice-Based Art Education in the Classroom [NOOK Book]

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This dynamic resource details the philosophy, rationale, and implementation of choice-based authentic art education in elementary and middle schools. To do the work of artists, children need opportunities to behave, think, and perform as artists. The heart of this curriculum is to facilitate independent learning in studio centers designed to support student choices in subject matter and media. The authors address theory, instruction, assessment, and advocacy in a user-friendly format that includes color photos of...

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Engaging Learners Through Artmaking: Choice-Based Art Education in the Classroom

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Overview

This dynamic resource details the philosophy, rationale, and implementation of choice-based authentic art education in elementary and middle schools. To do the work of artists, children need opportunities to behave, think, and perform as artists. The heart of this curriculum is to facilitate independent learning in studio centers designed to support student choices in subject matter and media. The authors address theory, instruction, assessment, and advocacy in a user-friendly format that includes color photos of classroom set-ups and student work, sample demonstrations, and reflections on activities.

Book Features:

  • Introduces artistic behaviors that sustain engagement, such as problem finding, innovation, play, representation, collaboration, and more.
  • Provides instructional modes for differentiation, including whole group, small group, individual, and peer coaching.
  • Offers management strategies for choice-based learning environments, structuring time, design of studio centers, and exhibition.
  • Illustrates shifts in control from teacher-directed to learner-directed.
  • Highlights artist statements by children identifying personal relevancy, discovery learning, and reflection.

“This is a book that ‘teaches all of the bases.’ The authors address theory, instruction, assessment and advocacy in a user-friendly format that includes color photos of classroom setups and student work, sample demonstrations and reflections on classroom activities. Overall, the book states the case for what we ‘ought to be doing.’”
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“This book suggests the essence of art teaching, which is to inquire—what do we need to provide young artists that will allow them to take full advantage of their artistic behavior?”
—From the Foreword by George Szekely, Senior Professor, University of Kentucky

Engaging Learners Through Artmaking is the real thing. Clearly explained, highly informed of current research, full of the details that real teachers require for the realities they face every day, this book should make an immediate and enduring contribution.”
Peter London, Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

“With a refreshing and profound perspective on the core principles of art education, this book addresses the fundamental issues of the leadership we need in all facets of our society, namely the capacity to approach the challenges/problems we individually and collectively face in living a fulfilling life.”
Earl N. Powell, President Emeritus, Design Management Institute, Boston

Engaging Learners Through Artmaking provides important insights into the creative goals of any art curriculum and useful suggestions to help teachers move toward diverse and meaningful choice-making by student artists.”
Olivia Gude, Founding Director of Spiral Workshop, Professor of Art Education, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807773604
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 12/9/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 864,955
  • File size: 788 KB

Meet the Author

Author,Douglas,Katherine M.;Author,Jaquith,Diane B.
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Table of Contents

Foreword George Szekely ix

Preface John V. Crowe xi

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction Introducing Choice-Based Art Education: The Spirit of Artistic Behavior 1

Part I Practice-Based Theory

1 Defining Teaching for Artistic Behavior: The Four Practices 9

2 The Learning Environment 17

3 How to Structure the Class 24

4 Assessing Progress 32

5 Ideas and Motivation 40

6 Exhibitions 47

Part II Studio Centers

7 Drawing 55

8 Painting 61

9 Moving Into Three Dimensions 67

10 More Media Centers 77

11 Smaller and Ephemeral Centers 86

12 Rethinking Art Education 91

Appendix A National Visual Art Standards: What Fourth Graders in Teaching for Artistic Behavior Art Programs Know and Can Do 95

Appendix B Written Planning for the Choice-Based Teacher 99

References 103

Index 107

About the Authors 112

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