Powerful Arts Instructional Practices

Publication July 20214 pages21V07w

This quick-reference guide presents examples of teacher and student behaviors and learning artifacts found in classrooms that adopt six Powerful Arts Instructional Practices. Teachers who embrace these practices create meaningful learning experiences that support the development of artistic knowledge, techniques, creativity and communication skills in diverse arts disciplines.

  1. Plan assignments that provide opportunities to construct foundational knowledge by exploring and applying artistic ideas, works and concepts. (Foundational Knowledge)
  2. Support students as they conceive, enhance and apply new artistic ideas and work. (Creating)
  3. Provide opportunities for students to perform, produce and present artistic ideas and work for feedback and critique. (Performing, Producing and Presenting)
  4. Use a variety of feedback options to provide opportunities for students to master key skills and/or content. (Responding)
  5. Use a structured revision process that connects feedback to needed refinements as students develop a final product, presentation or performance. (Responding)
  6. Relate artistic ideas and work with personal meaning and external context. (Reflect and Connect)

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