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ERIC Number: EJ1178889
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1476-8062
Exploring, Developing, Facilitating Individual Practice, While Learning to Become a Teacher of Art, Craft and Design
Mindel, Carla
International Journal of Art & Design Education, v37 n2 p177-186 May 2018
The artist teacher project set out to facilitate trainee teachers' creative practice and inform their critical pedagogy in the classroom. The approach outlined in this article encouraged them to consider predictable and formulaic practice, and to question, reflect upon and challenge orthodoxies in their teaching of art, craft and design. They critically appraised their practice within a community of reflective practitioners in critical presentations, and in their reflective writing, and discussed and debated the contradictory positions between what they explored in their individual practices as artists and that experienced in the classroom. This project highlighted how fundamental the critical presentations were because the peer-review, feedback and support, facilitated dialogue in a creative, dynamic space and community of practice. These 'crits' also became a forum for airing frustrations and trying to come to terms with the re-emergence of their artist identities while at the same time, having to suppress many of their convictions and ideals in order to conform to what they found on school placement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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