ERIC Number: ED334136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Art Competencies and Key Skills for Missouri Schools for Kindergarten through Advanced High School Art.
Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.; Missouri Art Education Association, Jefferson City.
The importance of art education in Missouri's schools is documented. This guide is based on the premise that studying art stimulates and fosters creativity, and cognitive skills as well as enhances cultural awareness and communication. Enrollment, time allotments, and credit requirements are outlined for art education at all levels. For each grade level, K-12, key skills and competencies needed to help students explore and develop skills for understanding, experiencing, and evaluating visual art are identified. The elements of art and principles of design also are outlined. The remainder of the document is devoted to developmental charts that suggest when teachers should introduce and reinforce the following skills and themes: (1) know appropriate art media, methods and tools, and the artistic problem-solving processes; (2) recognize and successfully employ the elements and principles of design; (3) understand that people have visually recorded experiences and expressed ideas throughout time; (4) demonstrate an understanding of the role of art in a social context; (5) describe, interpret, and judge works of art, and use appropriate art vocabulary to explain the evaluations; and (6) demonstrate an understanding of personal, group, and cultural relationships and interactions with art. (KM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.; Missouri Art Education Association, Jefferson City.