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Why teach art?

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What value does art have in the school curriculum? The answer is provided by this free course, Why teach art? Aimed primarily at colleagues teaching art in schools, it explores the justification for including art in the school curriculum together with some of the current criticisms commonly heard.

By the end of this free course you should be familiar with:

  • the underlying values and justifications of teaching art and art history within the school curriculum;
  • developing strategies to explore and engage with some of the subject criticisms voiced;
  • enhancing and supporting pupil engagement with and exploration of these issues;
  • extending teaching approaches that incorporate some of these values and ideas.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 6 hours
  • Updated Friday 31st August 2012
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Education
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Why teach art?

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What value does art have in the school curriculum? This unit, primarily aimed at colleagues teaching art in schools, explores the justification for including art in the school curriculum together with some of the current criticisms commonly heard.

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