Katherine Chin - Visual Pedagogy Project: Visual Environment at Mary E. Nicholson Performing Arts School #70
Visual PedagogyProjectBy: Katherine Chin
Visual Environment at Mary E.Nicholson Performing ArtsSchool #70 Schools.ips.k12.in.us
Guiding Questions1. How do the arts play a part in my school, especially since it is a performing arts school?2. What are the positive aspects of performing arts schools? How have they succeeded?
Process of Inquiry I began by thinking about my guiding questions, wondering how I would be able to answer the questions. I took pictures of all the performing arts in my school and how my teacher incorporated the visual arts in her classroom. I asked my teacher how she felt about visual arts.
“The visual and performing arts are process-rich disciplines, and thus the bid to integrate arts into all lessons created a rich forum for process conversations.”- Williamson and Zimmerman Performing arts leads to improvements in learning because students become more engaged and are allowed to be creative within their projects.
Visuals around the schoolThese visuals represent famous people that havesucceeded in the arts, from musicians, jazz dancers,artists, singers, playwrights, and philosophers. Mary E. Nicholson #70
Magnet SculptureThis magnet isplaced at the entryway of the school torepresent that this is amagnet school.School uses ametaphor toincorporate the artsinto their school.
“Everything that we as a nation say we want for our children and demand from our schools can be found in the arts: academic achievement, social and emotional development, civic engagement, and equitable opportunity.”-Smith "If theyre worried about their test scores and want a way to get them higher, they need to give kids more arts, not less," says Tom Horne, Arizonas state superintendent of public instruction. "Theres lots of evidence that kids immersed in the arts do better on their academic tests.”-Smith
This chart taken from Critical EvidenceHow the Arts Benefit Student Achievementshows all of the skills that arts learninghelps improve.
How my teacher integrated artMy teacher told me that she integrates art into her classroombecause it is a performing arts school, so she is able toincorporate more art. Also the students are more inclined to doart because they appreciate and enjoy it.
Connections to M333 Helped me answer guiding questions. Can or should children’s visual productions be evaluated? What do visual experiences mean to children? How do children develop and grow in their abilities to communicate visually? Connects to the Eisner article. Performing arts school show that it is important to incorporate the arts in education. Including arts opens up doors of opportunities.
Personal TeachingPhilosophyI would definitelyincorporate the arts withinmy classroom.If I got the opportunity towork in a performing artsschool I would, because Ithink it is good for studentsto gain experience with allof these differentperforming arts.
Sources Americans for the Arts, 2002. Benefits of Drama Education. http://www.dramaed.net/benefits.pdf Critical Evidence: How the Arts Benefit Students Achievement. www.nasaa-arts.org/research/…/arts-education/critical-evidence.pdf Mary E. Nicholson Performing Arts Smith, Fran Why Arts Education Is Crucial, and Whos Doing It Best. Edutopia.com Williamson, Jeff and Zimmerman, Diane. Collaboration Takes Center Stage: Interactive Teaching through a Schoolwide Focus on the Performing Arts Leads to Dramatic Improvements in Learning. Journal of Staff Development, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p38, 5p