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: 736; Downloads: 15
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Grammar school students' opinions on the art curriculumTomaž Zupančič
, Annely Köster
, Teresa Torres de Eça
, 2015, original scientific article
Abstract: The article presents the attitude of grammar school students towards the art curriculum. It first provides an overview of the characteristics of contemporary art education, with an emphasis on the postmodern art curriculum and on linking course content with students’ interests. The study is based on the descriptive and causal non-experimental method, with a sample comprising 387 Slovenian, Estonian and Portuguese students. It was established that the students place the highest value on developing creativity, and are less interested in art history content and learning about the basics of the formal art language. They are attracted to contemporary topics, such as graffiti, multicultural art, the use of new media, and digital technologies. The results of the study provide opportunities for future comparative analyses and starting points for updating art curricula.
Keywords: arts education, fine arts, contemporary art, curriculum, grammar school, motivation, students' interest
Published: 13.07.2017; Views: 595; Downloads: 51
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Sustainable rural development as an educational starting point in general grammar schools in SloveniaEva Konečnik Kotnik
, 2009, review article
Abstract: Education is a very important basis of sustainable development. That is why the selected learning objectives in the syllabus for geography in general grammar schools in Slovenia will be analysed within this contribution (general grammar school in Slovenia is a secondary school with a general-educational emphasis that does not provide vocational education, but prepares students aged 15 to 19 for further education at universities). We have selected learning objectives that relate to economic geography as a general geography topic, with special emphasis on learning objectives that refer to agriculture, rural areas and sustainable development.
This contribution will present the results of generic comparative analysis of selected learning objectives in syllabi that were issued during the period since the emergence of Slovenia as an independent state (1992, 1998 and 2008). The results of the evaluation of quoted learning objectives from the viewpoint of social needs, educational guidelines and geographical science, as well as the results of the evaluation from the viewpoint of geography teachers in general grammar schools will also be examined. Educational problems associated with economic geography, sustainable development and rural areas will be highlighted accordingly.
Keywords: sustainable development, general grammar school, syllabus, Slovenia
Published: 20.03.2018; Views: 344; Downloads: 33
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Teaching Literature in Slovene Grammar Schools and Preparation for the General Matura ExaminationBarbara Melanšek
, 2019, master's thesis
Abstract: The place of literature in English language teaching has been challenged by the emergence of the Communicative approach to teaching English language, the growing emphasis on spoken language and the teaching of English for specific purposes. However, recent years have brought renewed interest in this field, in how literary texts can best be exploited, and how the use of literature in the English classroom can help students improve their English.
The main purpose of this Master’s thesis is to investigate what approaches to teaching literature are employed by English teachers at Slovene grammar schools, in general and in connection to the preparation for the General Matura Examination. We also wish to examine if and to what extent the requirements of the General Matura for English Language affect the teaching of literature in Slovene Grammar Schools, as well as to unveil the general attitude of Slovene secondary school students toward literature and reading. In the theoretical part of the Master’s thesis, we provide a theoretical framework for using literature in an English classroom, present the main aspects of using English literary texts with grammar school students and provide a few didactic ideas for the in the classroom.
Keywords: literature teaching, English teaching, grammar school, the General Matura
Published: 23.10.2019; Views: 87; Downloads: 27
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