ED 5200 Intro Teaching Art in Schools
Part seminar discussion and part site visits, this course serves as an investigation into the art of teaching and learning. Through careful observation in elementary and secondary art classrooms, you will become familiar with the teaching of art, the current educational climate in PreK-12 school settings, and the breadth of learning contexts and learners that exist in order to make sense of observed instructional practices and think critically about what you see. The course is based upon the assumption that the more fully you understand yourself, your learners, and the content and process of instruction, the better equipped you are to make your own decisions regarding what, how, and why you teach. You will thus be asked to regard teaching itself not just as a profession, but also as an art. In addition, you will be asked to find ways to help your artist-self, and your teacher-self, to coexist. This course, therefore, will incorporate a variety of reflective practices including but not limited to (art) making, reading, writing, mindful deep listening and observing, visualizations and reflective intention setting. Earned B or better in ED 5200 Intro Teaching Art in Schools is required for advancement in BFA/MAT.