Jul 07, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ART 3333 - Constructions of Childhood (3) [WID]

When Offered: Fall
GEN ED: Junior Writing in the Discipline (WID)
Students will study the cultural, empirical, and personal image of the child and how these collective beliefs influence the practice of art education. Specific topics include: recognizing cultural constructions of the child, the teacher and child as co-constructors of knowledge, the value of a child’s aesthetic, and authentic assessment. The class will be a combination of written responses, class discussions, research observations, and technological applications as they relate to contemporary visual culture, to the image of the child and to the child’s art making. Theories of art education that illuminate the vital importance of personal experience, public memory, intertextuality, and cultural narrative will be examined. Various models for assessing student performance will be studied with special attention given to creating assessment tools that deconstruct the practice of knower and non-knower and construct practical instruments.
Prerequisite:  R C 2001  or its equivalent and Art Education Candidacy Review. The Art Education Candidacy Review will be waived for majors in the Department of Family and Child Studies.