Upon successfully completing the course, students will have acquired the skills to
1. Select art historical material that will facilitate understanding of the lesson (in Secondary Education- SE)
2. Create supportive material for the understanding, insight and evaluating learner performance
3. Organize the development of the lesson by stages
4. Adapt all mentioned above to the age of learners
5. Allocate time to stages of the lesson development for the fulfillment
of the learning process
6. Acquire a different-from-typical , learner-centered approach to the acquisition of knowledge, replacing the teacher’s narrative with a process of the learners involvement in the quest for knowledge through stimuli that will rouse their interest and train them in finding answers to their questions by themselves rather than having them served in a ready-made narrative.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Teacher training seminar for the teaching of Humanities in the Secondary Education (SE), through applications of Art Historical material
The aim is to train future teachers of SE in the application of a learner-centered approach that replaces the typical approach of passing on to the learners knowledge of a subject through oral narrative. The methodology proposed entails the setting up of a lesson plan that consists of visual material supplemented by a number of exercises to elicit interest rather than convey knowledge. In practice students take turns in the part of learners and/or teachers.
Expected benefits for the learners through this approach are the sharpening of their perceptive skills through art forms in liaison with their skill in discerning concepts and tendencies that are implied in the works of art.
Material is derived from the areas of Art History (paintiong, sculpture, architecture, design, photography e.t.c. with a central thematic line. The subjects are selected from SE text books in use.