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Heather Kaplan

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Education / November Mentor

Monthly Mentor Posts

  • Elements and Principles and their Relationship to DBAE. While the elements and principles of design can lend us a language with which to practice these four domains they themselves do not constitute a hearty study of discipline based art education. In fact the elements and principles of design are only one of many possible approaches to establishing a functional language with which to view, describe, understand, situate, and make art. Read more
  • VCAE: Opening Curricular Connections and Possibilities. In our last installment I discussed the difference between the commonly taught elements and principles of design and a more generalized DBAE curriculum. In this post I will focus on the difference between DBAE and Visual Culture Art Education, in the hopes that this will open up ideas and possibilities for your art curricula. Read more
  • In this installment I will discuss another curricular approach, Big Ideas. One of the advantages of Big Ideas is their ability to reach 21st century learners, who are themselves arguably more connected than previous generations, and to create curriculum that is both interconnected and interdisciplinary. Read more
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