ERIC Number: ED258901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Teaching as an Art.
Killoran, James, Ed.
ATSS/UFT Journal, v40 n1 Spr 1984
The creative process of teaching is discussed. Teachers are artists because they employ creativity when they formulate, select, and organize their ideas into a medium which is called a lesson. This medium, in turn, is the means which provides a learning experience for others. There are eight articles. In the first article, "What is a Lesson?" Harry Rice presents a working definition of a lesson. The second article, by James Killoran and Joel Fischer, elaborates on the idea of teacher-as-artist, discussing lesson objectives and the means to achieve them. The remaining articles focus on different means or techniques in the creative process of lesson development. Karen E. Hoppes discusses the use of the lecture in the classroom. James Killoran presents a detailed questioning scheme that may be used when various forms of data are introduced in a lesson. Mark D. Rothman shows how computers may be used as one of the classroom artist's tools. Joel Fischer examines the usefulness to teaching of the simulation. William Burke explores the role that discussion-type activities play in a lesson. In the final article, Stuart Zimmer deals with some of the various formats a teacher may use in formulating a lesson plan. (RM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Creative Teaching, Creativity, Curriculum Development, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Objectives, Group Instruction, Higher Education, Learning Activities, Lecture Method, Lesson Plans, Microcomputers, Questioning Techniques, Simulation, Social Studies
Association of Teachers of Social Studies of the United Federation of Teachers, 260 Park Ave. South, New York, NY 10010 ($1.50).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of Teachers of Social Studies, New York, NY.
Note: For earlier issue on testing, see ED 244 870.