Why Teach Art?

Offered by: OpenLearn

Course Language: English

Course Level 1: Introductory

Estimated Study Time: 6-8 hours

What value does art have in the school curriculum? The answer is provided by this course. 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.

After studying this course, you should be able to:

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

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