ERIC Number: ED183305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
A five-week unit providing first hand experience with primitive ceramic techniques is described in this curriculum guide, which includes course goals and objectives, a daily schedule of class activities, and handouts for students. The unit features construction of a sawdust kiln as a group problem-solving activity; students work in groups responsible for obtaining all necessary information and supplies for the kiln building, and all students participate in the construction of the kiln, loading, firing, and evaluating the results. The goals of the unit are to provide students with an historical view of the ceramic process, to introduce new techniques for working with clay, and to encourage student responsibility through participation in groups working toward a common goal. Student handouts provide a brief description of primitive ceramic techniques, information on metallic oxides and burnishing, grading procedures, and a self-evaluation form requiring students to rate their participation in the kiln building process and describe their reactions to the unit. The instructor's evaluation of the unit cites positive student reactions as well as the need for more technical assistance for construction of the kiln and an additional week to complete the unit. (JH)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Affective Objectives, Art Activities, Art Materials, Ceramics, Construction (Process), Course Evaluation, Course Objectives, Curriculum Guides, Equipment, Experiential Learning, Group Activities, History, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Outdoor Education, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Skill Development, Units of Study
Project Exploration, N.M.R.S., Main Street, Townsend, MA 01469 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Project Exploration, Townsend, MA.