Professional Learning in Visual Arts Education with Dr Karen Maras.
A new session for Critical Interpretation and Classroom Pedagogy in Visual Arts is coming soon and will be updated here.
About the Workshop
This course provides a unique opportunity for teachers seeking professional learning in Visual Arts or students enrolled in the Master of Education to investigate artworks from the AGNSW in conjunction with investigations of the research and pedagogy of critical interpretation in art education.
You will engage first-hand with selected artworks, and research these by applying the practices of the critic and the historian. This research, combined with in-depth learning about the development of critical interpretation as a form of reasoning in classroom exchanges, will inform your further work in designing and implementing high quality teaching and learning programs in Visual Arts. Consideration will be given to how you can support students to build interpretations in the classroom of artworks that reflect the diversity of discourses within international contemporary art.
Course content will address:
- Recent research on how students’ interpretations of art are structured and contribute to their knowledge and understanding in Visual Arts.
- The role of explanatory frameworks (the Frames) in supporting students’ developing interpretations of contemporary art practice.
- Teaching strategies that support students to adopt the role of an art critic through critical reasoning exchanges in the classroom in Years K-12 Visual Arts.
- How to design teaching and learning programs geared to the students’ learning needs in a particular stage that provide opportunities for them to extend their knowledge and understanding of art writing and critical practice.
- Approaches to implementing assessment for learning in art criticism and how students’ critical understanding of art can be assessed.
Engaging in this course will deepen your knowledge and understanding of ways you can support students’ learning in K-12 Visual Arts. Particular emphasis will be given to strategies you can use to support students to adopt the role of the critic, and construct and represent informed points of view about the meaning/s of art.