About the Choice-based Art Education Spotlight
This Knowledge Loom spotlight presents four key components of an art teaching concept which allows for curriculum to be presented in-depth within the context of work chosen by student artists. Given broad responsibilities and high standards, children are able to organize their reality into vigorous images. Classrooms are arranged as studios, and the effective organization of space, time, and materials enables students to create work which is individual and compelling. Within the spotlight content, best practices in art teaching are illustrated with actual classroom examples.
The content has been prepared by TAB, the Teaching for Artistic Behavior Partnership.
In this spotlight you can do the following:
Content on this spotlight has been created by current practitioners and pre-service art education students. Specific content has been written by Dr. John Crowe, Katherine Douglas, Renee Brannigan, Liz Celluci, and Diane Jaquith at the Massachusetts College of Art in an online research course. Other contributors to this work include Pauline Joseph of the Newton Public Schools; artist Cheryl McCabe of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts; Dr. Peter London, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth; Cynthia Cronin of the Andover Public Schools; Ben Powell of the Brookside Group (http://benpowell.com), Winchester, Massachusetts; and Earl Powell of the Design Management Institute, Boston (www.DMI.org).
Photographs by Renee Brannigan, John Crowe, and Katherine Douglas.
This collection will continue to grow and change as users share their experiences and concerns relative to authentic choice-based art experiences for students and teachers.