Examples of applying contemporary art practices in the visual arts curriculum in grammar schoolsJerneja Herzog
, Matjaž Duh
, 2013, published scientific conference contribution
Abstract: The experience of practitioners has confirmed that primary and secondary schools in Slovenia do not pay enough attention to contemporary art practices. Teachers do not sufficiently (or not at all) include contemporary artists in art education. Consequently, students are not informed about experiencing and receiving contemporary art. They are often unable to define it and make their own opinions about it, as they have problems understanding and reading the content and force of expression regarding contemporary artworks. The current article shows a few examples of how grammar school teachers can successfully apply contemporary art practices in the visual arts curriculum. It presents the content-related, pedagogical-and-didactic planning and the possibilities of including contemporary art practices. The works of good quality, presented in the present article, have confirmed that contemporary art can be exceptionally interesting to students themselves, provocative and, above all, different from what they are used to.
Keywords: sodobna umetnost, kurikulum, gimnazija, likovna umetnost, curriculum, grammar school, visual arts
Published: 10.07.2015; Views: 629; Downloads: 14
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Preschool teaching staff 's opinions on the importance of preschool curricular fields of activities, art genres and visual arts fieldsTomaž Zupančič
, Matjaž Mulej
, Branka Čagran
, 2015, original scientific article
Abstract: This article presents preschool teachers’ and assistant teachers’ opinions on the importance of selected fields of educational work in kindergartens. The article first highlights the importance of activities expressing artistic creativity within modern curriculums. Then, it presents an empirical study that examines the preschool teachers’ and assistant teachers’ opinions on the importance of the educational fields, art genres, and visual arts fields. In research hypotheses, we presumed that preschool teachers find individual educational fields, individual art genres, and individual visual arts activities to be of different importance; consequently, education in kindergarten does not achieve the requisite holism. The study is based on the descriptive and causal-non-experimental method. We have determined that the greatest importance is attributed to movement and language, followed by nature, society, art and mathematics. Within art genres, the greatest importance is attributed to visual arts and music and the least to audio-visual activities. Within visual arts, drawing and painting are considered to be the most important and sculpting the least. These findings can support future studies and deliberation on the possible effects on practice in terms of requisitely holistically planned preschool education.
Keywords: curriculum, preschool education, preschool teachers, requisite holism, visual arts activities
Published: 13.07.2017; Views: 267; Downloads: 47
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Elementary school teachers’ attitudes towards the importance and use of teaching methods in visual arts educationZlata Tomljenović
, 2018, original scientific article
Abstract: The quality of the teaching process in visual arts largely depends on a creative and effective combination of both general and subject-specific (visual arts) teaching methods. The aim of this study was to determine in- service teachers' perceptions of the features, specifics, importance and objectives of teaching methods in visual arts education, as well as their perception of the importance of visual arts as a school subject. The research was conducted on a sample of 373 Croatian elementary school teachers. A correlation was determined between the following variables: “teachers' work experience”, “teachers' perception of the importance of visual arts education” and the variable: “use of teaching methods in visual arts classes”. Findings have implications for modernizing and improving school practice; they also suggest further research in this area.
Keywords: learning, teaching, interactive approach, generic teaching methods, subject-specific teaching methods, elementary school teachers, teaching strategies, visual arts
Published: 14.05.2018; Views: 287; Downloads: 133
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