Creativity & Culture
This is a book full of ideas about teaching art in primary schools. There are detailed descriptions of projects that will help promote teaching and learning. The activities are designed to give control of meaning to children.
Fostering children's understanding and respect for their own and other cultures is a central theme. At the core of the book is the suggestion that children will understand more about culture and cultural objects after they have created imaginative cultures of their own. Projects include: islands; stories, myths and legends; identity; abstraction; imagination; beliefs and living with other people. There are links to ideas about teaching processes such as painting, printing, textiles, graphic design, sculpture, using cameras and drawing. Teachers are invited to integrate ideas about world cultures into the way children work.
The NAEA News (June 2006) said:
'This amazing book is a treasure for pre-K-3 art teachers (and student teachers) looking for the "one" comprehensive book that will excite them about lesson plans and issues to explore in the primary classroom. Beautifully illustrated, practical how-to lessons, step by-step methods, multicultural appreciation themes, community involvement in art-making projects, imaginative experiences for children. Some topics include making portraits (and digital self-portraits), stories and legends, TV/videos, performance culture, and more.'
Paperback 155pp Fully illustrated colour Published by NSEAD 06