Art Education Analysis

2291 Words 10 Pages
Art education refers to the education given in disciplines including dance, theatre, visual arts, music, that attempts to enhance human development, cultural heritage, and societal competency, among many of personal maturities (Bryant, n.d.). This definition of what art educations means and stands for, given by the Fine Arts Department of a School District located in Katy, Texas, may first of all, be interpreted differently around the world, and may, second of all, take on an incredibly modern context as compared to a defining statement about art education in the 1800s. One may venture into the past and find themselves in an art classroom, where there are an obvious lack of materials, a setting that has been pre-fabricated by the superiors …show more content…
The Teaching for Artistic Behavior Institute employs a rubric of skills catered to the 21st century K-12 classroom. These behaviors or skills can be narrowed down to four practices including the use of personal context, pedagogical context, classroom context, and assessment (Teaching for Artistic Behavior, 2013). While many more qualities and characteristics can be attributed to each category, these four practices serve as a simpler model approach to the classroom. However, there must be more to an art educator than these four practices and there are. Since we are all individuals, original in our own ways, we all bring something special to the table that sets us apart from others. An analogy to this statement is the “50 Purposes for Art Education” activity in Paul E. Bolin and Kaela Hoskings’ article “Reflecting on Our Beliefs and Actions: Purposeful Practice in Art Education” (Bolin & Hoskings, 2015). If a person tells a group of art educators to narrow down to 5 choices out of 50 what they think is the crux of art education, there are going to be a large array of answers. Yet, some choices may be repeated a few times, meaning they would have had to stand out to the group of art educators as a core value. Therefore, there is a core that we all, as educators, should share together no matter what part of the world we are in and who we are educating in order to …show more content…
There is this new wave of social justice that has slowly taken many by storm. More people are becoming open to new ideas and ways while the discourse and climate of our world changes for the better. Teachers often come under persecution for their actions since they are teaching the world’s next generation. More often than ever, there have been issues where educators have been discriminatory, propagating hate speech, and interjecting opinions that may not have belonged in the classroom because they may not have advanced as quick as today’s youth is advancing. Of course, there have been social justice issues in the past, but they have been made even more prominent in the modern-day because of news stations and social media platforms. Therefore, it is important to implement the idea of collective open-mindedness in the education process of becoming a teacher, so educators are able to assess the social climate of their students, cater to their needs, better understand their stances on various topics, and work towards incorporating contemporary beliefs into their lessons. In order to accomplish this, a teacher must educate themselves on the current social climate, but also be able to expose artworks covering these topics to their students and encourage them to interpret art covering topics of feminism, the LGBTQ+

Related Documents

Related Topics