Art 401: Foundations of Art Education Fall 2008 Time: Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:50 p.m. Text: Efland, A. (1990). History of art education: Intellectual and social currents in teaching the visual arts. NY: Teachers’ College Press. Instructor: Dr. Edward O Stewart CVA 203B Phone: 438-7327 e-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: TH 10:00 a.m. – NOON. or by appointment Web address: http://www.ilstu.edu/~eostewa Course Description This course examines the historical and philosophical foundations of art education. Lectures and discussions about art education history in the United States and current issues in art education will be conducted. Analysis and discussion of selected readings from course text are required. Selected additional readings, oral and written presentations of reviews journal articles, and one exam are also required. Through analysis and directed critiques of education and art education journals, students will examine the evolution of educational beliefs and practices in art education. Each student will select art journals published between each of these three periods: 1) 1902 – 1935, 2) 1936– 75, and 3) 1976 – the present. Each student will select a five-year period and examine the journal’s articles for topic and author to investigate trends and issues of that period. One or two articles of interest to the student will be selected to be read for more detailed content. The report will contain Bibliographic data, meta-analysis of trends in articles and a presentation of the content of the article read and a critique of each author’s point of view. This information will also be shared in class. For a final project students will select and read a book from Efland’s bibliography, read it, write a report highlighting the major points, and include your personal reaction to the book. You will share this information with the class. Students are expected to attend all classes. Class participation is a major aspect of this course. Lack of participation will be reflected in student grades. In the event of an absence please notify the course instructor promptly. Course Objectives: As a result of active participation in this course, the student will be able to: a. name and describe the ideas that have shaped American art education b. name and describe the educators who have helped shape American art education c. describe the role that social, economic, and political factors shape schools and educational philosophies d. link past ideas with current practices e. analyze articles for their philosophical content and link those ideas to their historical context f. debate the validity of past practices in the current context g. use APA style in scholarly writing Any student needing to arrange a reasonable accommodation for a documented disability should contact Disability Concerns at 350 Fell Hall, 438-5853 (voice), 438-8620 (TTY). Course Evaluation Active, knowledgeable participation in class discussions Journal Reports Exams TOTAL 20% 60% 20% 100% Calendar Art 401 Fall 2010 Efland, A. (1990). History of art education: Intellectual and social currents in teaching the visual arts. NY: Teachers’ College Press. Week 1 8/24 Introduction / Syllabus / Course Schedule APA Style overview Art education historical chronology. (Timeline project) Ideas that have shaped American schools JOURNAL & BOOK REPORTS Week 2 8/31 Reading Assignment for 8/27 – pp. 8-25 (text) Western origins of art education – discussion Classical era – Greece, Plato, Rome, and the Middle Ages. Have journal & years selected. Consider Book for book report. Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Discussion of curricula articles and Journal report guidelines 9/7 9/14 9/21 Western origins of Art Education: Renaissance French Academy Enlightenment Art in general education Chapter 3 Visual Arts in the Industrial Revolution: Industrialization Romanticism Ateliers Academies and other schools First journal reports Chapter 4 The invention of the Common School Pestalozzi Mann Industrial Drawing Movement Walter Smith EXAM #1 REVIEW 9/28 Chapter 5 Romantic Idealism Froebel Ruskin Art and the education of women in 19th century America EXAM #1 10/5 Chapter 6 Social Darwinism Picture study movement, child study Social Darwinism, and the arts and crafts movement. G. Stanley Hall, John Dewey, Progressive education and the separation of art from vocational education. Week 8 Journal Report #2 Presentation & Paper @15- 20 min ea. 10/12 CONTINUE DISCUSSION Social Darwinism Picture study movement, child study Social Darwinism, and the arts and crafts movement. G. Stanley Hall, John Dewey, Progressive education and the separation of art from vocational education. Week 9 Week 10 10/19 Chapter 7 Expressionist & Reconstructionist Streams Creative self-expression, child art Cizek, D'Amico, & Cole Reconstructionist thought and art in the 1920's The integration of art with other subjects - discussion. Influence of the Bauhaus on art education - 10/26 Chapter 7 Expressionist & Reconstructionist Streams Postwar era and art education – discussion and lecture Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Nov 20 Week 14 Week 15 Week 16 Art Education from WWII to the Present GI Bill Progressive Movement Expressionism Lowenfeld Barken, McFee, Eisner, Lanier, & Smith The Cold War 11/2 11/9 11/16 - Nov 28 11/30 Reading Assignment for 11/9 – DBAE find and read two articles critical on DBAE Next Week: Oral Presentations Journal Report #3 Presentation & Paper @15- 20 min ea. Chapter 8 Art Education from WWII to the Present continued Disciplines Postmodernism Feminism & gender equity, multiculturalism, Visual Culture Review for EXAM II THANKSGIVING NO CLASS Book Report 12/7 Book Report 12/14 EXAM II The calendar can be changed or modified by the instructor to facilitate student learning.