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by Diane Jaquith, Nan E. Hathaway
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Educators at all levels want their students to develop habits of self-directed learning and critical problem-solving skills that encourage ownership and growth. In The Learner-Directed Classroom, practicing art educators (PreK-16) offer both a comprehensive framework for understanding student-directed learning and concrete pedagogical strategies to implement student-direct learning activities in school. In addition, research-based assessment strategies provide educators with evidence of student mastery and achievement. Teachers who structure self-directed learning activities can facilitate effective differentiation as students engage in the curriculum at their level. This book provides evidence-based, practical examples of how to transform the classroom into a creative and highly focused learning environment. Contributors: Catherine Adelman, Marvin Bartel, Katherine Douglas, Ellyn Gaspardi, Clyde Gaw, Lois Hetland, Pauline Joseph, Tannis Longmore, Linda Papanicolaou, Cameron Sesto, George Szekely, Ilona Szekely, Dale Zalmstra 6 1/8 x 9

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ISBN-13: 9780807753620
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication date: 09/14/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 559,180
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Patrick Fahey vii

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction Diane B. Jaquith Nan E. Hathaway 1

Part I Planning for Paradigm Shift

1 Advocating for a Student-Centered Art Program: Navigating Expectations Katherine M. Douglas 9

2 Time as a Choice in Self-Directed Learning Diane B. Jaquith 18

3 Engaging Middle School Students Through Choice-Based Art: A Personal Reflection Linda Papanicolaou 30

4 The Visual Resource Studio: Embedded Art History and Appreciation Pauline Joseph 38

Part II Supporting Learner Autonomy

5 Building a Strong Voice of Inner Authority in a Montessori Choice-Based Art Program Cameron Sesto 49

6 Supporting Young Artists as Independent Creators Tannis Longmore 56

7 Testing the World Through Play and Art George Szekely 64

Part III Special Considerations for Special Populations

8 Outlaws, Rebels, and Rogues: Creative Underachievers Nan E. Hathaway 79

9 Look in the Mirror: Reflecting on Middle School Art Ilona Szekely 91

10 Teaching for Innovation: Supporting Diverse Learning Communities Ellyn Gaspardi 99

11 The Secret Art of Boys Clyde Gaw 107

Part IV Thoughts on Reflection and Assessment

12 Can Studio Habits Help Teachers Assess Arts Learning?: Case of the King Cobra Lois Hetland 123

13 The Art of Motivation and Critique in Self-Directed Learning Marvin Bartel 131

14 The Important Thing Dale Zalmstra 143

Poem: Approaches to Art Catherine Adelman 148

About the Editors and the Contributors 151

Index 155

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