Document Type

Article

Date

2006

Embargo Period

11-3-2010

Keywords

Arts Education, Arts Curriculum

Language

English

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Education

Description/Abstract

The author relates the story of an exercise in curriculum-making that took place at The School at Columbia University as 4th graders responded to the erection of The Gates in New York’s Central Park in the winter of 2005, a unique installation of conceptual art by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The development of these responses over several weeks surreptitiously afforded each participant in this curriculum experience the opportunity to conceptualize certain methods and meanings most salient to them. This article opens a creative space for reconsidering some notions on what constitutes exemplary content, curricula, and criteria for assessment in art education by drawing upon the metaphor of gateways and the re-search of children.

Source

Academia.edu

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