NEW JUNE 2015
Curriculum & Core Values
in the Next Generation Standards
Interpretations of the new standards shape the discursive spaces within which art educators will create a renewed culture of curriculum for art, design and media education.
As an imposing chart on the wall, the Next Generation standards can seem impenetrable and overwhelming.
However, another approach to the new standards is possible.
Do a “values survey” of the standards, considering which values your curriculum already exemplifies and which you believe in, but could make more manifest.
This presentation highlights a number of core values and the potential for corresponding curriculum, including
* understanding and using a wide range of artmaking
* expanding students’ ability to identify relevant criteria for
understanding and valuing art
* the role of choice and experimentation in artistic
* creativity enhancing activities
* making work about personally meaningful themes
* art as a form of research
* telling personal stories through artmaking
* experiencing and documenting places
* creating exhibitions to communicate to others
* designing objects and systems to meet identified needs
* building a culture of peer communication in the classroom
* balancing freedom and responsibility as makers in a