ED2AC1-The Arts, Children and Education 2 : Concepts in Art Education

Module Provider: Institute of Education
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Level:5
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites: A Level Art or equivalent
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Ms Suzy Tutchell

Email: s.tutchell@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
In this module students will continue to inform their development as subject leaders in primary art. Through an examination of changes in Art Education from the latter part of the nineteenth century to the present day, students will learn about the recognition of Child Art and its influence on Art and Art Education

Aims:
• To continue to develop the students’ role as subject leaders in primary art
• To develop the students’ knowledge and understanding of significant changes in the history of Art Education
• To lead students to a critical understanding of the development of Art Education
• To provide opportunities for independent and collaborative research
• To develop oral communication through group presentations and discussions
• To be able to make connections between Modernism, Postmodernism and contemporary Art Education and current classroom practice
• To recognise and define their role as artist teacher in today’s classroom
• To begin to analyse the content of the EYFS and National Curriculum for Art and Design in the context of contemporary practice

Assessable learning outcomes:
On successful completion of this module students will:
•Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the history of Art Education from the late nineteenth century to the present day
•Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the recognition of Child Art and its impact upon Art and Education
•Demonstrate a critical understanding of developments in Art Education
•Develop oral communication through group presentations and discussions
•Be able to make connections between Modernism, Postmodernism and contemporary Art Education and current classroom practice
•Be able to critically analyse the EYFS and National Curriculum for Art and Design
•Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary pedagogic practice in primary art

Additional outcomes:
Successful candidates will:
•Demonstrate the ability to study independently and collaboratively in order to assimilate and communicate sound knowledge and understanding and draw upon that knowledge to inform their role as subject leaders in primary art
•Reflect critically upon aspects of the history of Art Education in order to inform their classroom practice in Art
•Undertake focused research and achieve further critical awareness through the use of literature, e learning and observation of good art practice in primary schools, gallery/museum settings and artist-in-residencies at the university and further afield.

Outline content:
This module will enable students to develop and strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the history of Art Education from the late nineteenth century to the present day.

It will examine events and issues influencing Art Education in the Modern and Postmodern eras including the significant influence of Child Art and child centred education as propounded by Froebel; the important role of the Bauhaus in establishing a model for Arts Education; Marion Richardson’s contribution to the understanding and development of children’s art practice; the introduction of Discipline Based Art Education in the eighties and current initiatives in art.

Global context:
The global context of Art Education will be considered.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
This module will be delivered using a range of blended learning techniques and will incorporate lead lectures and student-led presentations and seminars

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 20
Seminars 20
Tutorials 10
Supervised time in studio/workshop 75
External visits 5
Work-based learning 10
Guided independent study 60
       
Total hours by term 200.00
       
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Oral assessment and presentation 100

Other information on summative assessment:

Student-led contemporary art and Art Education presentations (45 minutes)



The students will produce a 2,500 word essay


Formative assessment methods:
Group tutorials and seminar-based discussions
School-based Art activities with children which are planned and evaluated by students.

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.

  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Length of examination:

    Requirements for a pass:
    40% overall mark

    Reassessment arrangements:
    Re-submission through a related assignment during the summer resit period by a date specified by Exam Board

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

    Travel: 1 x Gallery/Museum visit = approx. £25 for train travel


    Last updated: 8 May 2017

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