Beyond knowledge and content
Too often, students are not able to demonstrate what they have learned—especially in music and art. This book provides a unique model for transforming the instructional focus from content centered to student centered, using performance-based standards for music and the visual arts. The authors offer a concise, easy-to-understand framework of curriculum, instruction, and assessment built upon performance-based learning actions. Teachers can use these practical classroom applications to customize relevant and meaningful instruction around critical musical and artistic concepts.
Numerous real-life examples of performance-based fine arts are illustrated along with performance benchmarks for Grades 3, 5, 8, and 12. This framework can be used to guide the development of a music and visual arts curriculum throughout a family of schools, by an instructional team, or by individual teachers within one classroom.
This book is divided into five major sections:
- Overview with question-and-answer format
- Standards and performance benchmarks for the visual arts
- Standards and performance benchmarks for music
- Guide to using technology to support performance benchmarks
- Guide to planning and analyzing performances
Performance design templates and reproducible masters provide practical tools to empower students to "show what they know."