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Portfolio
Semester
Reflection
 HOW
HAVE
YOUR
VIEWS
ABOUT
ART
EDUCATION
CHANGED
THIS
SEMESTER?
 
 My
views
about
art
education
were
completely
changed
this
semester
after
 learning
what
an
authentic,
high‐level,
engaging
curriculum
can
be
applied
in
the
art
 classroom.
Coming
into
the
class,
the
only
information
that
I
knew
about
art
 education
was
based
on
my
own
art
education.
From
what
I
remember,
I
do
not
 recall
spending
nearly
half
the
amount
of
time
studying
artists
and
their
work
as
we
 do
in
this
class.
I
now
believe
that
this
is
a
critical
component
of
a
quality
art
 education
and
can
teacher
students
how
to
be
visually
literate.
Visual
literacy
is
a
 term
that
is
new
to
me
this
semester.
Understanding
what
it
means
to
read
and
 write
art
is
important
for
me
as
a
successful
art
educator.
Students
of
the
21st
 century
need
to
be
visually
literate
in
order
to
not
only
process
the
thousands
of
 visuals
they
are
encountering
each
day,
but
also
to
be
able
to
communicate
and
 express
themselves
visually.
 HOW
HAVE
YOUR
EXPERIENCES
ALTERED
OR
ENHANCED
YOUR
TEACHING
 THEORY
AND
PHILOSOPHY?
(DISCUSS
THE
CLASS
TOPICS:
VIEWING
AND
 RESPONDING
TO
ART,
CREATING
ART,
TEACHING
ART,
AND
ART
CURRICULUM
 DEVELOPMENT)
 Viewing
and
Responding
to
Art:
My
ability
to
view
and
respond
to
artwork
has
 grown
leaps
and
bounds
since
the
beginning
of
the
semester.
During
undergrad
in
 my
art
classes,
I
always
felt
like
I
was
missing
information
to
be
able
to
view
and
 critique
art.
I
felt
as
though
the
other
students
had
much
more
experience
than
I
did
 in
that
area.
I
want
to
equip
my
students
with
the
knowledge
and
vocabulary
needed
 to
talk
about
art.
Even
if
this
is
on
a
very
basic
level,
such
as
dissecting
an
 advertisement,
it
is
an
important
skill
for
students
to
have.
 Creating
Art:
This
is
one
component
of
an
art
education
that
I
knew
I
would
be
 teaching
to
students.
However,
I
did
not
realize
the
importance
of
the
artistic
 process.
I
did
not
realize
that
students
could
learn
so
much
by
working
through
the
 creative
process,
analyzing
and
making
choices.
I
want
the
process
to
be
exciting
for
 my
students,
and
I
want
them
to
feel
proud
of
the
final
work
that
they
create
due
to
 the
amount
of
time
and
thought
they
put
into
making
the
best
final
product.
 Teaching
Art:
When
I
first
began
the
semester,
I
felt
somewhat
intimidated
by
the
 thought
of
jumping
into
the
classroom,
teaching
the
Tiger
Artist
lesson,
and
even
 creating
my
own
curriculum.
The
intimidation
faded,
and
was
replaced
with
 excitement.
I
had
no
idea
that
curriculum
could
be
so
authentic
and
fun
for
students.
 I
also
learned
that
the
best
way
to
learn,
when
it
comes
to
teachings,
is
simply
by
 gaining
experience.
The
more
time
that
I
spend
with
children
and
in
the
classroom,
 the
more
I
learn
what
does/does
not
work
and
strategies
that
I
can
apply
in
my
 future
classroom.
 Art
Curriculum
Development:
After
seeing
the
many
fabulous
units
developed
by
my
 classmates,
I
realized
that
there
are
endless
opportunities
to
create
really
exciting



projects
for
my
students.
Creating
curriculum
can
be
a
fun
task
when
you
know
that
 the
limits
are
endless.
I
am
inspired
by
the
many
units
I
have
seen
this
semester
and
 all
of
the
big
ideas
woven
throughout.
Art
can
be
extremely
meaningful
and
I
want
 my
students
to
see
that
and
experience
it
firsthand.
 HOW
HAS
YOUR
IDENTITY
AS
AN
ARTIST
TEACHER
DEVELOPED
AND
EVOLVED?
 WHERE
DO
YOU
SEE
YOUR
STRENGTHS?
AREAS
OF
FURTHER
DEVELOPMENT?
 I
have
developed
a
great
deal
as
an
artist
teacher
over
the
course
of
the
semester.
I
 feel
as
if
being
an
art
teacher
were
always
my
calling,
but
I
could
not
see
this
until
 just
a
few
months
ago.
And
now
that
I
have
discovered
this,
I
feel
truly
passionate
 about
what
I
am
doing.
I
get
excited
about
the
projects
we
are
working
on
and
truly
 want
to
do
my
best
work
knowing
that
it
is
not
only
for
me,
but
for
the
students
I
 will
be
teaching
someday
in
the
future.

 My
areas
of
strength
are
developing
exciting
lessons/curriculum,
connecting
with
 the
students
on
a
personal
level,
and
experience
with
a
variety
of
mediums.
My
 areas
of
weakness
are
knowledge
of
classroom
management
strategies,
inspiring
 students
who
appear
disconnected,
and
knowledge
of
art
history.
I
hope
that
my
 areas
for
improvement
can
be
improved
over
the
course
of
the
next
year
and
a
half
 as
I
gain
knowledge
and
experience.
It
is
important
to
me
that
I
can
make
my
class
 engaging
for
all
of
the
students,
not
just
the
majority.
 WHAT
KINDS
OF
EVIDENCE
WILL
YOU
ADD
TO
YOUR
PORFOLIO
IN
THE
COMING
 SEMESTERS?
 In
the
coming
semesters
I
hope
to
add
more
lesson
and
unit
plans
that
showcase
the
 kind
of
learning
that
I
want
to
happen
in
my
classroom.
I
also
would
like
to
add
 examples
from
a
cohesive
body
of
work
that
has
a
themed
concept
throughout.
 Currently
I
feel
as
though
I
have
a
large
variety
of
pieces
in
different
mediums
that
 will
be
great
for
showing
experience,
but
I
would
also
like
to
show
that
I
can
think
 conceptually
as
an
artist
to
create
a
body
of
work.




Portfolio Semester Reflection