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ERIC Number: EJ765567
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
A Timeline Tunnel
Schmidt, Renata Otsuka
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v106 n7 p42-43 Mar 2007
Art history is fascinating because it reflects many different concepts at once--including historical periods, techniques, discoveries, and visual communication. Moreover, it provides teachers with rich themes to work with to develop students' critical thinking and creative potential. Another advantage is the varied assessment tools that can be used to explore art history. The focus can be on artists, styles, discoveries, or techniques. There are many possibilities to enhance students' learning and understanding. In this article, the author presents his idea of creating a timeline tunnel with students to explore media, techniques, history, and aesthetics. Throughout this process, students were assessed by keeping a reflective journal with an area for self-assessment and also by rubrics that assess the performance of students in five areas: responding, resolving, researching, creating, and communicating. Overall, the idea of building a timeline tunnel was productive and highly appreciated by students and the community. This was a project that kept students researching, interpreting, responding, resolving, and creating. (Contains 1 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Brazil