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Teaching Primary Art and Design

Teaching Primary Art and Design

First Edition

Other Titles in:
Primary Arts

September 2009 | 168 pages | Learning Matters
This book introduces trainees and newly qualified primary teachers to the teaching of art and design in primary schools. It helps students gain an appreciation of what constitutes good practice in primary art and design and how they can go about achieving it. To meet the different needs of students, the book identifies varying levels of experience, creativity and confidence, and offers suggestions for applying these levels to the classroom. The book covers key areas of the art and design curriculum for Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, considering both their discrete and developmental characteristics.
Art and Design in the primary school: the current scene
Art and Design in the primary school: developing the scene, children as artists
Considering learners and learning: principles and practice
Knowledge and understanding: progression of experiences and processes
Considering teachers and teaching: principles
Considering teachers and teaching: practice
Planning and preparing to teach: ideas into practice
Assessment, monitoring and feedback
Using sketchbooks in the primary school

"Well structured, accessible, focused, a full range of subject-bsed case studies, the content is concise and comprehensively mapped to excellent teaching examples. A great book." (Lecturer, University of Cambridge.)

Useful support for students who lack confidence with this subject area.

Mr Neil Rutledge
Education (Carlisle), University of Cumbria
October 15, 2012

A very good, back ground read for students undertaking art teaching in the primary classroom.

Ms Caroline Corker
Department of Education, St Mary's University College
February 4, 2012