In a statement about instruction and assessment consider the following:
- Be succinct and to-the-point. Consider providing a bulleted version
- Talk about art! Why is it important to teach art? (Being specific and providing examples can make a big impression.)
- Relationship between understand (big idea / transferable) ↔ know (content / not transferable) ↔ do (skill; not technique / transferable)
- Standards-based; depth of knowledge; Understanding by Design and concept-based teaching and learning; personal; experiential/inquiry based; role of reflection
- Consider the relation between instruction and assessment; one informs the other
(The “instruction” here is not asking for your general instructional skills on teaching art, but rather, how the assessment methods you apply help you in terms of teaching art or enhancing students’ art learning)
- Types of assessment in art; authentic, formative, summative, etc. Refer to Assessment in Art Education by Donna Beattie.
Yes! Management is a part of assessment and instruction. Try to focus on assessment and instruction, but it is appropriate to discuss management (knowing you will talk more specifically about it in another statement).
Here is a framework you can consider but please remember that it is not a definite format to use. You MUST construct the statement based upon your own personal teaching belief.
What makes teaching art important? Unique? Consider:
- Learning that small differences can have large effects
- Learning to make judgments about qualitative relationships
- Thinking through and within a material
- Experiential learning
- Accepting Ambiguity
- Making decisions and, if necessary, embracing failure as a process for learning
- Using 21st century skills and inquiry to create (Blooms’ highest level in his order of thinking) original and imaginative works of art!
Look! Advocay and Resouces: https://csuartstudentteaching.wordpress.com/advocacy/
Studio Habits Visual Poster: Studio Habits Visual (pdf)
What is the role of assessment in art? Consider:
Who is assessment for? Why assess? When do you assess?
What types of assessment are appropriate for what needs?
- Performance assessments
- Scoring and Judging Strategies
How do you make accommodations for assessment?
How do you use assessment to get students to reflect on their learning?
How do you assess in relationship to standards?
Remember to keep you comments focused on assessment in art.
Look! Assessment instruments: https://cssueduc466art326.wordpress.com/assessment-and-evaluation-in-art-education/
Instruction and student learning: http://caeaco.org/page-1781045