Children and Their Art Methods for the Elementary School

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-05-23
  • Publisher: Thomson-Wadsworth
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A trusted guide and companion for current and future art educators, CHILDREN AND THEIR ART presents a professional approach to teaching art consistent with national standards for student learning. The authors are experienced as art teachers in the public schools and have a broad knowledge about school art programs. The Eighth Edition provides an easy-to-use combination of theory, research, and practical knowledge about teaching art. The most comprehensive textbook available for teaching art education methods, CHILDREN AND THEIR ART covers all aspects of teaching art in the elementary classroom: the basic principles and goals of art education, the characteristics and needs of children as learners, the core principles of art as a subject-aesthetics, principles of design, art history, art media-and all aspects of instruction-curriculum planning, sample lessons, classroom management, and assessment. Among numerous updates throughout the text, the Eighth Edition features a brand-new chapter on visual culture. This new edition also includes more than 300 illustrations, with well over 100 new images added to provide examples of new media and better representation of post-modern artforms and works by women and minority artists.

Table of Contents

Foundations and Goals for Art Education
Foundations of Art Education: Children, Art and Society
Art Education in Contemporary Classrooms: Issues and Practices
Children as Learners
Children's Artistic Development: How Children Grow and Learn
Children with Special Needs: Art for All Children
Talented Children: The Nature of Artistic Giftedness
Content of Art
Drawing: At the Heart of the Studio Experience I
Painting: At the Heart of the Studio Experience II
Sculpture, Ceramics, and Other Three-Dimensional Art Forms
Newer Media: Ideas and Earthworks: Computers to Lasers
Design: Art Language and Application
Art Criticism: From Classroom to Museum
Art History: Other Times and Places
Visual Culture
Aesthetics: Philosophy in the Art Room
Methods for Teaching Art: Classroom Practice
The Social Dimension: Collaborative Art Activities and Instructional Games
Curriculum and Assessment
Curriculum: Background, Planning, and Organization
Classroom Organization and Display of Student Work
Assessing Student Progress and Program Effectiveness
A Historical Framework for Art Education: Dates, Personalities, Publications, and Events
Professional Responsibility and Professional Associations
Art Teaching and Learning Resources
Safer Materials for Elementary School Art
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