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ERIC Number: ED442713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Pages: 40
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-57337-080-0
Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Art and Design Education.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
This Wisconsin academic standards guide for art and design explains what is meant by academic standards. The guide declares that academic standards specify what students should know and be able to do; what students might be asked to do to give evidence of standards; how well students must perform; and that content, performance, and proficiency standards are included. The guide also states that standards are benchmarked to the end of grades 4, 8, and 12. The guide notes that students learn to approach art and design from a variety of disciplines because art and design include not only the traditional fine arts but also design arts, media arts, visual learning skills, and the understanding of art and society. It points out that the arts are a result of the unique ability of the modern human mind to make connections among the basic skills in social relations, natural science, technology, and language, and that students learn to integrate knowledge and processes from many subjects to create and understand this more advanced form of human activity known as art. Following the general information part of the guide, the volume is divided into the following sections: Knowing (A. Visual Memory and Knowledge; B. Art and Design History, Citizenship, and Environment); Doing (C. Visual Design and Production; D. Practical Applications); Communicating (E. Visual Communication and Expression; F. Visual Media and Technology); Thinking (G. Art and Design Criticism; H. Visual Thinking); Understanding (I. Personal and Social Development; J. Cultural and Aesthetic Understanding); and Creating (K. Making Connections; L. Visual Imagination and Creativity). Sample proficiency standards conclude the guide. (BT)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin