Foundations and Concepts/Secondary

Foundations and Concepts/Secondary is a course addressing the methods and strategies required for authentic art instruction at the secondary level (grades 7 - 12). Particular focus is placed on teaching students with special needs. Students investigate the theories of teaching special populations and also have the opportunity to practice these theories in a classroom setting. A special focus of this course is to explore and critically study connections between art education curriculum and community resources. The assignments are structured to involve community members and institutions such as regional museums, while increasing understanding of the socio-political and cultural context of learning, and exploring the potential for an art education curriculum as an integral part of the community.