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Visual Knowing Connecting Art and Ideas Across the Curriculum by Donovan R. Walling
  

Visual Knowing Connecting Art and Ideas Across the Curriculum

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Visual Knowing Connecting Art and Ideas Across the Curriculum by Donovan R. Walling

'Offers exciting information organized and presented in a format that is easy to read, understand, and to use in the classroom . . . accessible to teachers in all the subject areas' - Pamela Fannin Wilkinson, Educational consultant, Houston, TX Energize your lesson-planning ideas through the creativity and inspiration of the visual arts! Are your lesson plans memorable, exciting, and effective too? This invaluable resource demonstrates how you can use the visual arts to provide imaginative lesson plans for all subject areas-from language arts to physical education. Each chapter highlights lesson-planning ideas, artists, and works of art, which are given focus by visual thinking questions. Suggested readings and links to websites that offer color images of works of art are also included, while an Idea Guide provides suggestions for fine-tuning both lessons and student assignments. Learn how you can use the visual arts to: - Provide imaginative lesson plans for all subject areas - Discover thought-provoking ideas and new ways of teaching in the content areas - Appeal to the learning styles of a broad range of students, including gifted and talented learners - Meet the needs of an integrated curriculum Visual Knowing is an innovative resource to energize your approach to everyday lesson planning by bringing art and creativity to required curriculum topics.

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Offers exciting information organized and presented in a format that is easy to read, understand, and use in the classroom . . . accessible to teachers in all the subject areas. -- Pamela Fannin Wilkinson, Educational Consultant


About the Author

Donovan R. Walling is a writer, editor, educator, and consultant. He serves as a senior consultant for the Center for Civic Education. He has taught art, English, and journalism in the United States and abroad and has worked as a curriculum administrator in public school districts in Wisconsin and Indiana. From 1993 until 2006 he was director of publications for the education association Phi Delta Kappa International. Walling is the author or editor of more than a dozen professional books for educators and numerous articles and other publications. He is nationally recognized in the field of art education, where some of his publications include Under Construction: The Role of the Arts and Humanities in Postmodern Schooling (Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, 1997); the Corwin Press books, Rethinking How Art Is Taught: A Critical Convergence (2000) and Visual Knowing: Connecting Art and Ideas Across the Curriculum (2005); the core chapter on visual and performing arts for the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development's Curriculum Handbook (2002), and the Art in the Schools entry for Macmillan's Encyclopedia of Education (2003). Walling's recent books include Public Education, Democracy, and the Common Good (Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, 2004) and Teaching Writing to Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Learners (Corwin Press, 2006).

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Publication date

20th April 2005

Author

Donovan R. Walling

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Inc

Format

Hardback
104 pages

Categories

Education

ISBN

9781412914482

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