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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 classroom set-ups and student work, sample demonstrations, and reflections on activities.
Katherine M. Douglas and Diane B. Jaquith are cofounders of Teaching for Artistic Behavior, Inc., an educational organization that supports teachers who practice choice-based art education.
Table of Contents
|Introduction Introducing Choice-Based Art Education: The Spirit of Artistic Behavior||p. 1|
|Defining Teaching for Artistic Behavior: The Four Practices||p. 9|
|The Learning Environment||p. 17|
|How to Structure the Class||p. 24|
|Assessing Progress||p. 32|
|Ideas and Motivation||p. 40|
|Moving Into Three Dimensions||p. 67|
|More Media Centers||p. 77|
|Smaller and Ephemeral Centers||p. 86|
|Rethinking Art Education||p. 91|
|National Visual Art Standards: What Fourth Graders in Teaching for Artistic Behavior Art Programs Know and Can Do||p. 95|
|Written Planning for the Choice-Based Teacher||p. 99|
|About the Authors||p. 112|
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