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:
Current from: 2019/0

Module Convenor: Mrs Emily Yearsley

Email: e.yearsley@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

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 15
Tutorials 8
Project Supervision 12
Practicals classes and workshops 40
Fieldwork 10
Work-based learning 15
Guided independent study: 100
       
Total hours by term 200
       
Total hours for module 200

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Student-led Resource/Portfolios and written reflection to equal 2,500 words


Formative assessment methods:

The resource portfolios will consist of substantive research into and critical analysis of a specific area of Art Education. 

Guided research tasks and group discussions.

Art workshop/s with children which are planned and evaluated by students. 


Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convener will apply the following penalties for work submitted late:

  • where the piece of work is submitted after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for that piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day[1] (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.

    Assessment requirements for a pass:

    40% 


    Reassessment arrangements:

    Resubmission of assignment during the summer resit period by a date specified by Exam Board. 


    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):


    1. Required text books: Additional costs will vary according to the choice of texts used. Students should expect to spend in the region of £10.00 in order to complete this module.

    2. Printing and binding: Occasional printing of materials, although photocopies of materials will be provided in the teaching sessions. Students will need to provide a printed copy of their assessment. Library printing costs are 5p for B/W page and 15p for colour page



     


    Last updated: 8 April 2019

    THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM ANY PART OF A STUDENT'S CONTRACT.

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