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Alicia Smith - Visual pedagogy project for M333 "Art Experiences for Elementary Generalists", Spring 2012 at Indiana University Bloomington. Instructor Hallie DeCatherine Jones.

Alicia Smith - Visual pedagogy project for M333 "Art Experiences for Elementary Generalists", Spring 2012 at Indiana University Bloomington. Instructor Hallie DeCatherine Jones.

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  • 1. Visual Strategies in aMontessori Classroom By: Alicia Smith M333 Spring 2012 Hallie Jones, Tuesdays 8:30-10:30
  • 2. Why This Topic?? vs.
  • 3. Human Tendencies Activity Work Communication Repetition Orientation Order Exactness
  • 4. Basic Montessori Ideas Manipulatives Intrinsic motivation Structured, self- directedCooperative learning Multi-age Self-correcting materials Peace Ecological studies Student choice education
  • 5. Breaking it down…
  • 6. Learner-sized
  • 7. Safe, Orderly, Inviting
  • 8. Low, Open Shelves
  • 9. Tables for Individuals/Small Groups
  • 10. Rugs and Mats
  • 11. Limited Decorations
  • 12. Lines Taped or Painted – Separate Areas
  • 13. Cubby for Belongings
  • 14. Limited Teacher Areas
  • 15. Sense of Order
  • 16. Similar Materials Together
  • 17. Materials are “All Access”
  • 18. Self-Correcting/Error Control
  • 19. Few Rewards/Punishments
  • 20. Open Space
  • 21. Larger Classrooms
  • 22. Ground Rules/Regulations
  • 23. Cooperation and Sense of Community
  • 24. Multi-Aged Students
  • 25. Peace
  • 26. So, what does the teacher do??
  • 27. Putting It All Together
  • 28. Connection to M333O “Reading the Image and Viewing the Words: Languages Intertwined” – Fountas and Olson O Reciprocal relationship between visual and verbal expression and how this affects learningO “Teaching Children to Draw from Observation” – Smith O “The task is to enable children to construct their own individual drawing strategies” (role of the teacher is more of a guide, students responsible for own learning)O “You Can Hide But You Can’t Run” – Bellengee- Morris and Taylor O Integrating cultural studies into the curriculumO The “Family of Images” Handout O Importance of varied visual culture in the classroom
  • 29. What Does This Mean for Me??
  • 30. SourcesO Cohen, D. (1989). Montessori methods in public schools. Education Digest, 56(1), 63-66.O Components of curriculum implementation. (pp. 3-14). Retrieved from http://ptgmedia.pearsoncmg.com/images/9780137034 833/downloads/Hoover_Ch_1_p3_14.pdfO Gordon, C. (2007). Together with Montessori. (third ed.). Minneapolis: Jola Publications.O Sheikhzade, M. (n.d.). Intended, applied, and experienced null curriculum. Unpublished manuscript, Department of Education, Islamic Azad University, Orumieh, Iran. Retrieved from http://www.inter- disciplinary.net/wp- content/uploads/2011/06/sheikhzadecpaper.pdf