Above Image: SchoolArts Summer Issue, Open Art Room Article
There is one question that is often asked specifically in regards to a choice-based program. The question is; does choice-based teaching meet the standards and if so, how? The answer is a resounding yes. The Standards align perfectly with choice-based teaching, and in particular, they align with TAB (Teaching for Artistic Behavior). Here’s how.
The Standards Realigned
The Artistic Process follows a particular order. First, it asks the student to look at art (Inspiration). Second, it asks the student to find a connection in that art (development). Third, it asks the student to create art (Creation). Finally, it asks the student to reflect and present art (Reflection). All four of these phases are covered by the Standards however, they are not aligned.
The Standards were not necessarily created to be used in any particular order. However, they are presented in order, numbered 1 through 11:
Creating, Presenting, Responding, Connecting.
In this order they do not align with the Artistic Process. However, since the Standards were not meant to be presented in any order, we have freedom to rearrange their order.
When we reordering the standards to the following:
Responding, Connecting, Creating, and Presenting
We notice how well they align with the Artistic Process phases:
Inspiration, Development, Creation and Reflection.
Read the full article in the Summer issue of SchoolArts Magazine here.
You can also read more about Aligning the Standards here.
More about how we align the standards with Learning Targets here.
More about aligning the standards with Writing Prompts here.
The Art of South B: displaying the art from students at South Brunswick High School, NC
Art of South B
Artwork by students at
Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB) is a student-directed art education pedagogy that directs students to think and work as artists.
Making Artists picks up where The Open Art Room left off, covering issues and situations choice teachers encounter as they design their program.
The Open Art Room provides a student-centered approach to art instruction that is inspirational, practical, and classroom-tested.
Click Here to read the March SchoolArts Article, Student-Directed Answers to Five Frequently Ask Questions
Click Here to Read the April SchoolArts Magazine Article Tracking Student Progress with the Burn Book!
Click Here to Read the February SchoolArts Article, Build A Dynamic Art Program with Modular Teaching!
Art Teacher : Ian Sands