As schools are being encouraged to develop more flexible and creative approaches to education, Using the Visual Arts for Cross-curricular Teaching and Learning provides practical guidance and ideas on using the visual arts as a starting point for imaginative, effective learning across a wide range of curriculum subjects.
Underpinned by established and current educational thinking, it uses real-life examples to explore how this approach has been used successfully by individual class teachers and as whole-school projects. Offering proven strategies supporting the principles of personalized learning, it will help you involve children in devising cross-curricular themes and setting their own lines of enquiry.
Supplemented throughout with case studies and ideas for great artworks to get projects started, as well as examples of children’s own work, it explores:
The tried and tested strategies in Using the Visual Arts for Cross-curricular Teaching and Learning will give all primary school teachers the confidence to explore the benefits of placing the visual arts at the centre of a creative, appealing curriculum.
Part 1 - Introduction 1. Integrating the visual arts across the curriculum 2. The visual arts as a stimulus for cross-curricular teaching and learning Part 2 – The visual arts as a central stimulus across areas of learning 3. Art and literacy 4. Using a single painting as a starting point for cross-curricular learning in a range of subjects 5. Keeping it local: Discovering art resources in your region Part 3 - Getting a project started 6. Selecting a work of art and resourcing 7. Getting others involved in shaping a project 8. Ensuring educational purpose 9. Conclusion