A few of my colleagues and I have been meeting online to discuss choice-based teaching methods (head on over to “Art Chats” to take a look). It helps to talk about new ideas with others because they may see things a bit differently, and you can learn much more thanks to their insights & perspectives.
It’s like someone took all my crazy thoughts and shoved them into one article! http://t.co/m4HSgtjUQP
— ian sands (@iansands) April 20, 2014
Contemporary Approaches to Teaching encourages teachers to “[employ] a process of inquiry… to harness the power of human curiosity”. The article goes beyond the usual process vs. product conversations, and pushes educators to question their methodology. Current pedagogy needn’t rely on programming young minds with specific skills to make them appear as artists; they need the tools to think creatively.
What does it mean to be a good teacher now? What skills are necessary to provide for students, to help them as they become independent thinkers & creators?
Too often, learning remains a passive endeavor… ~ Hathaway & Jaquith