This book introduces trainees and newly qualified primary teachers to the teaching of art and design in primary schools. It helps students gain an appreciation of what constitutes good practice in primary art and design and how they can go about achieving it. To meet the different needs of students, the book identifies varying levels of experience, creativity and confidence, and offers suggestions for applying these levels to the classroom. The book covers key areas of the art and design curriculum for Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, considering both their discrete and developmental characteristics.
Paul Key is Senior Lecturer at the University of Winchester teaching primary art and design education. He has teaching experience in both primary and secondary schools. He is currently the Subject Coordinator for Art and Design at Winchester University and has 10 years' experience in Higher Education. He is a past Chair of NSEAD Teacher Education Board and currently participates in Higher Education the Arts and Schools (HEARTS) project - a national initiative to promote primary school arts teaching through ITT. He is an Examiner of primary art and design courses at other HE institutions. Jane Stillman is a regional inspector and advisor for art and design in Hampshire and a research student at the University of Winchester. She has worked as an Interior Designer as well as a secondary arts teacher. She spent four years as a moderator/team leader for GCSE examinations and also has five years experience as an Inspector/Adviser for Hampshire LEA. She is NSEAD Regional Subject Adviser for Art, New Curriculum and a Freelance art education consultant.
Introduction Art and Design in the primary school: the current scene Art and Design in the primary school: developing the scene, children as artists Considering learners and learning: principles and practice Knowledge and understanding: progression of experiences and processes Considering teachers and teaching: principles Considering teachers and teaching: practice Planning and preparing to teach: ideas into practice Assessment, monitoring and feedback Using sketchbooks in the primary school Conclusion Index