Art 7-11 : Developing Primary Teaching Skills book cover
1st Edition

Art 7-11
Developing Primary Teaching Skills

ISBN 9780415128414
Published September 30, 2003 by Routledge
160 Pages

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Book Description

Aimed at non-specialist primary teachers, this book offers support for the two attainment targets of the national cuuriculum in art: investigating and making, and knowledge and understanding. It uses examples and materials to explore various areas of children's development in art making and understanding, and also aims to equip teachers with strategies for developing their own understanding and appreciation of the subject. Units included cover such areas as:
* children's motivation to make art
* developing co-operative work with artists in schools
* learning about art from other cultures
* learning about art from different historical periods
* 2D and 3D art
* assessing children's art

Table of Contents

What counts as Art? - developing an understanding of the subject; a knowledge base for the subject; models for children's learning in art and teaching strategies to support learning; children and their art; planning a programme - principles and practice; planning classroom activities and assessment; on reflection.

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'It is user-friendly, offering a clear and easy-to-follow format with simply stated (and achieved) intention ... is likely to offer a sound basis for increased confidence for the teacher in responding to, understanding and being able to talk about art.' - Teacher Development

'A series of excellent activities follows a clear development path ... The lesson plans are valuable and offer a secure base on which teachers can build personal approaches ... It will be a valuable aid to teachers.' - Times Educational Supplement