Fall 2022 - EDUC 456 E100
Models of Contemporary Arts in Education (4)
Class Number: 6435
Delivery Method: In Person
Major conceptions of educational value in the contemporary arts, and application of these ideas to the development of visual arts programs in the schools.
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.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
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. 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.
- Course Portfolio 50%
- Inquiry Project 30%
- Participation 20%
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
All readings will be available on Canvas.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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