Art Education Courses

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in the Specialization in Early Childhood or the Major in Child Studies is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Department is required.

Description: An introductory study of the art‑making process in early childhood. This course is a studio workshop which investigates potential media and teaching approaches appropriate for the young child.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students enrolled in the Major in Art Education – Visual Arts or the Specialization in Art Education – Visual Arts programs may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: ARTE 201 .

Description: A continuation of ARTE 201 .

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students enrolled in the Major in Art Education – Visual Arts or the Specialization in Art Education – Visual Arts programs
    may not take this course for credit.

Description:

In this workshop/seminar course, students are introduced to various art forms currently used in recreation centres. Intrinsic to the course content is a consideration of the role of the arts in recreation and leisure populations.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students enrolled in the Major in Art Education – Visual Arts or the Specialization in Art Education – Visual Arts programs may not take this course for credit.

Description: A survey of content and contexts of the art education profession. In studio activities, students explore art‑making skills and techniques, creative expression, artistic heritage and art in society. This content is related to lesson planning for schools, museums, and community settings. Students are introduced to children’s artistic development as well as basic management and safety standards for the art classroom. Practicum experiences will include observation of children’s art processes and some teaching.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for ARTE 200 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: ARTE 220 .

Description: This practicum course gives students first‑hand experience and knowledge of children’s learning as it occurs in the schools. It also provides students with a theoretical framework for observing and analyzing individual and group learning processes in the art classroom. It permits students to develop preliminary skills in assessing and meeting the needs of individual children. Students are introduced to methods for evaluating learning and for critically reflecting on learning and teaching. The practicum experience consists of a placement in a primary school one day a week for a total of 70 hours.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for ARTE 200 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: ARTE 230. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Department is required.

Description: This course investigates various creative, historical, and critical approaches to art as a basis for developing curriculum content. Students expand their repertoire of skills and techniques for planning and teaching lessons with multiple dimensions. Students also consider the specific requirements of students with special needs and those at different age levels. This course includes a practicum component.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for ARTE 300 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: ARTE 320. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Department is required.

Description: The course investigates the various issues and concerns related to community art education. Students develop skills in assessing community needs. After observation and studio research, students develop and propose an art education curriculum for a specific community setting or population. This course includes a practicum component.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for ARTE 300 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must have completed 24 credits in the Major in Art Education or the Specialization in Art Education – Visual Arts. prior to enrolling.

Description: Students are introduced to theories of adolescent and adult development, and the effect these have on their behaviour and attitudes towards learning and art making. Students learn about different types of group management and support techniques appropriate for adolescent and adult students. The course presents ways to effectively integrate aspects of popular culture into curriculum planning.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must have completed 24 credits in the Major in Art Education or the Specialization in Art Education – Visual Arts. prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Department is required.

Description: Students develop proficiency in a variety of imaging processes, including traditional and digital photography, that are suitable for school or community art education programs. Students investigate related approaches to teaching and curriculum.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are expected to have basic computing skills or to have completed INTE 290 before registering for this course.

  • Students who have received credit for ARTE 430 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must have completed 24 credits in the Major in Art Education or the Specialization in Art Education – Visual Arts. prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Department is required.

Description: Students develop proficiency in a variety of time‑based media, including video and multimedia installations that are suitable for school or community art education programs. Students investigate related approaches to teaching and curriculum.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are expected to have basic computing skills or to have completed INTE 290 before registering for this course.

  • Students who have received credit for ARTE 430 may not take this course for credit.

Description: This course provides an opportunity for the study of specialized aspects of art education. Topics chosen for consideration vary from year to year.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: ARTE 330 .

Description: Students apply theories of development and learning to design appropriate lessons for elementary school practicum settings. The course explores currently available teaching resources such as textbooks, MEES curriculum, and communication technologies. The course also investigates processes and procedures for assessment appropriate to an elementary art classroom.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: ARTE 330 .

Description: Student teachers observe and assist an elementary school classroom teacher in the development and implementation of an effective art program during a practicum of 140 hours. Student teachers also observe the social and cultural dynamics of the school and initiate positive interactions with their students and professional colleagues.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: ARTE 434 .

Description: A lecture/seminar course where students identify themes and concerns that are appropriate to secondary‑ school students with diverse backgrounds. Students explore the currently available teaching resources such as MEES curriculum and others, textbooks and communication technology.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: ARTE 420 , ARTE 434 ; EDUC 200 .

Description: Student teachers observe and assist a secondary‑school art specialist in the development and implementation of an effective art program during a practicum of 140 hours. Student teachers also observe the social and cultural dynamics of the school and initiate positive interactions with their students and professional colleagues.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: ARTE 422 .

Description: The course concentrates on the objectives, goals, and content of the MEES Secondary School Curriculum Guidelines in visual arts. Students analyze, reflect on, and evaluate their own practice and philosophy of art learning and teaching within the wider context of school and society.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: ARTE 423 .

Description: This course is a 350‑hour teaching practicum in a secondary school. Student teachers implement curriculum planning and classroom management that respects ethnic, socio‑economic, and cultural diversity, and that successfully integrates students with special needs. Student teachers also apply safe use of art materials and appropriate art learning assessment procedures.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: ARTE 330 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Department is required.

Description: Students connect theory and practice by planning and teaching appropriate art events for a particular community setting or population. Students investigate organizational and administrative approaches necessary for successful community art education programming.

Component(s): Studio; Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: ARTE 420 or ARTE 432 .

Description: Students develop, teach, and then evaluate an art program during a practicum in a community setting. Students formulate and express a philosophy of teaching art in a community setting that connects theory, critical thinking, reflective practice and fieldwork experience. Students investigate entrepreneurial skills needed to market community art programs. Students must complete a practicum in a community setting.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must have completed 24 credits in the Major or Specialization in Art Education – Visual Arts. prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Department is required.

Description: This course provides an opportunity for the study of specialized aspects of art education. Topics chosen for consideration vary from year to year.

Notes:
  • Students are expected to have intermediate computing skills in image‑manipulation processes, word processing, and Internet searches.

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