Fall 2020 - EDUC 456 D100

Models of Contemporary Arts in Education (4)

Class Number: 5141

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    60 units including 3 units of EDUC.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Major conceptions of educational value in the contemporary arts, and application of these ideas to the development of visual arts programs in the schools.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course will be taught completely online through remote instruction via Zoom and Canvas. Please reserve original class time (beginning at 1:30 on Mondays) for Zoom videoconferencing and online interaction. Attendance/active participation during videoconference / synchronous class time and regular active participation on Canvas is a requirement of this course.



This course examines the nature, forms, processes, values and conceptions of the contemporary visual arts and relates these ideas to the development and practice of art education in schools.

Themes, approaches, media and guiding assumptions of contemporary art are examined and investigated throughout the course. Contemporary art involves ways of working that are frequently conceptual, improvisational, exploratory, and interdisciplinary. Contemporary approaches provide a needed challenge to tradition, privilege and interests and are legitimate in themselves as art. But also, learning skills and an appreciation of form constitute a powerful route to understanding. This course critiques and compares modern and postmodern approaches to art with a view to providing a balanced understanding that is of value to education.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

Students will become familiar with the work of contemporary visual artists through engagement in art activities, reflective practice, readings and discussion. As well, students will investigate the range, meaning and value of art today, and examine ways in which it can be developed in the school curriculum.

Grading

  • Course Portfolio 50%
  • Inquiry Project 30%
  • Participation 20%

NOTES:

This course will be taught completely online through remote instruction via Zoom and Canvas. Please reserve original class time (beginning at 1:30 on Mondays) for Zoom videoconferencing and online interaction. Attendance/active participation during videoconference / synchronous class time and regular active participation on Canvas is a requirement of this course.

Please note: to maintain privacy, the sessions on Zoom will not be recorded.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

All readings will be made available on Canvas.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).