Learning to Teach Art and Design in the Secondary School

A Companion to School Experience, 2nd Edition

Edited by Nicholas Addison, Lesley Burgess

© 2008 – Routledge

24 pages | 26 Color Illus.

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Paperback: 9780415377737
pub: 2007-12-21
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About the Book

Learning to Teach Art and Design in the Secondary School advocates art, craft and design as useful, critical, transforming, and therefore fundamental to a plural society. It offers a conceptual and practical framework for understanding the diverse nature of art and design in education at KS3 and the 14-19 curriculum. It provides support and guidance for learning and teaching in art and design, suggesting strategies to motivate and engage pupils in making, discussing and evaluating visual and material culture.

With reference to current debates, Learning to Teach Art and Design in the Secondary School explores a range of approaches to teaching and learning, it raises issues, questions orthodoxies and identifies new directions. The chapters examine:

  • ways of learning
  • planning and resourcing
  • attitudes to making
  • critical studies
  • values and critical pedagogy.

The book is designed to provide underpinning theory and address issues for student teachers on PGCE and initial teacher education courses in Art and Design. It will also be of relevance and value to teachers in school with designated responsibility for supervision.


'I believe this book will become a beginning teacher's bible. It bridges the gap created by teaching practice … and college-based learning … It will enable students to access information easily, either to develop their own practice or for written assignments.'TES

Table of Contents

1. Contexts 2. Professional Development 3. Pupil Learning 4. Curriculum Planning 5. Resource Based Learning in Art and Design 6. Practice 7. Assessment 8. Issues in Craft and Design Education 9. Attitudes to Making 10. Critical Studies 11. Values in Art & Design Education 12. Inclusive curriculum in Art & Design 13. Further Professional Development 14. Critical Pedagogy in Art & Design Education

About the Series

Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School Series

Designed for all students learning to teach in secondary schools, and particularly those on school-based initial teacher education courses, the books in this series complement Learning to Teach in the Secondary School and its companion, Starting to Teach in the Secondary School.  Each book in the series applies underpinning theory and addresses practical issues to support students in school and in the training institution in learning how to teach a particular subject.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Secondary