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Teaching Primary Art and Design

Teaching Primary Art and Design

July 2017 | 264 pages | Learning Matters
Trainee and beginning teachers often find it hard to plan for and teach good art lessons as there is little guidance on subject knowledge and outstanding practice.

This key text will provide primary trainee teachers with subject knowledge, expert advice, and guidance along with practical solutions that are necessary to offer children the best possible experiences in art, craft, and design to ensure that they have access to a broad and balanced curriculum. Through guidance and support, it will enable them to develop an understanding of the principles and values that underpin high standards and high expectations, and show good progress in the subject. 

Principles and Values
Creative learning: Imagination and Expression
Developing Skills and Concepts
Processes and Practice
The Broad and Balanced Curriculum
Assessment and Progression
Beyond the Classroom
Enjoy and Achieve – Moving Forward

A great resource for non-art specialists in the primary classroom

Faculty Of Education (Ormskirk), Edge Hill University
August 5, 2022

This book is going to be our go to book for teaching primary art. It includes reflection activities and lots of case studies to make the content very accessible.

Mrs Kaytie Holdstock
Education, Worcester University
April 22, 2021

This book is a well written easily understood book that will assist both the specialist and non specialist improve their practice and understanding of art and design in the classroom. Some lovely examples are included to illustrate concepts, while the last section deals with the cross curricular nature of the subject.

Ms Denise Elliott
Education Studies , Stranmillis University College
December 11, 2017

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