FALL 2017 | October 4 - December 6, 2017
Office Hours @ VAF 511 - Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm, Thursday 1:30-2:30pm
Students will learn "best practices" of collegiate pedagogy through presentation and discussion of teaching techniques aimed specifically at the needs of the Visual Arts curriculum. Students will conduct several classroom visits to observe the range of approaches to teaching in the Visual Arts, and discuss the approaches to teaching and mentoring found in observation. Students will discuss reading and presentation materials covering a range of issues related to successful teaching in the following: practice-based pedagogy, critique-moderation, lecture & discussion strategies, evaluation & grading strategies, and experiential learning more broadly.
REQUIRED TEXTS & SUPPLIES:
Readings will be made available on reserve at the library or handed out in-class.
60% will be based on participation in group discussion and observations
40% will be based on any homework, sample syllabi, sample lessons, and other work assigned.
Students are expected to attend all of every class meeting. If you are away-from-class, you will be considered absent (notwithstanding absence due to illness - a note from student health-services or a doctor will be necessary). This class only meets once per week, which amplifies the need to attend all class meetings.
Two unexcused absences = Lower final grade by one letter
Each additional absence = Lower final grade by an additional letter
Arriving to class late twice will be noted as an “absence.”
September 26, 2017