Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism

Janet Rentz
This online course helps participants to teach art history & art criticism for years 7 to 12, employing analogies from the practices of forensic science making it loads...
Target Audience
Teachers of Visual Arts, Photography, Digital Imaging and Video Years 7 to 12
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

This course helps participants to teach art history and art criticism for years 7 to 12. For Years 7 to 10 they employ analogies from the practices of forensic science and crime detection to investigate what art historians and art critics do and how artworks deliver meaning to audiences. They explore strategies to assist students in their art historical and art critical writing. For senior students, the course includes approaches for deeper learning and writing of art historical/art critical narratives. It addresses content for all Australian visual arts syllabuses and the Australian Arts Curriculum. Ideas will be explored in the following areas – European Classical to 19th century art, Modernism, Postmodernism, Indigenous, Australian, American, Pacific, African, Asian and Islamic art. Participants will receive pictorial teaching resources as well as summaries and tables.

Audience

Teachers of Visual Arts, Photography, Digital Imaging and Video Years 7 to 12

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Course Access - This course is available 24/7. Begin the course when it suits you. After completing the course you will still have ongoing access to review content.

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Teaching Standards

2.2.2 Proficient Level – Content selection and organisation
2.5.2 Proficient Level – Literacy and numeracy strategies
3.2.2 Proficient Level – Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
3.3.2 Proficient Level – Use teaching strategies
6.3.2 Proficient Level – Engage with colleagues and improve practice

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Accreditation

Completing this course will contribute 10 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 2.2.2, 2.5.2, 3.2.2 & 6.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


This course contributes to 10.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

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Sessions

1. Introduction to the course

30 minutes

Summary of course, introduction of facilitator and participants. Navigating the site and how to use software.

2. Planning the Defence -– A Framework for Teaching Art History and Art Criticism

1 hour

Participants will be introduced to course objectives and course outline. They will have access to a glossary resource that ensures that everyone is using the same terms. They will consider ‘typical problems address when teaching art and history and art appreciation’. Finally participants will outline a scope and sequence for addressing art historical content .

Setting the Scene – Art and Context

2 hours and 30 minutes

Understanding context for teaching art history, appreciating how beliefs, attitudes and viewpoints inform artmaking practice and the functions and purposes of art. Addressing strategies for teaching art history and art criticism.

4. The Contemporary Scene - Modernist and Postmodernist Practice

1 hour and 30 minutes

Understanding how the last two centuries and historic events, politics and beliefs have informed artmaking practice. Addressing strategies for art historical and art critical arguments.

The Perpetrator – Who are Artists and What do They do?

2 hours

Appreciating how time and place influence who are artists and what is their artistic practice – their choices and actions and ideas communicated in artworks.

Hard Evidence – Art Historical Facts, Art Critical Claims and Audiences

1 hour and 30 minutes

Addressing art historical and art critical practice with a focus on audiences and meanings delivered to them.
Constructing art historical and art critical accounts.

7. Closing the Case – Bodies of Work and Case Studies

1 hour

Exploring artists’ bodies of work in presenting case studies. Creating art historical/art critical narratives. Closing the case.

User Rating

4.5

Latest Reviews

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Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticis... - Janet Rentz
22/12/2018

Quality of material for the course was excellent
Relevance was high

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticis... - Janet Rentz
22/12/2018

Exceptional quality and relevent to the classroom

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticis... - Janet Rentz
22/12/2018

Overall, quite good. Perhaps a little too much personal opinion from Janet at times.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticis... - Janet Rentz
22/12/2018

The course content was relevant and as described in the overview. The quality of examples ranged across time periods and art movements.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticis... - Janet Rentz
22/12/2018

It was very relevant and well presented.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticis... - Janet Rentz
22/12/2018

The content was good, however there was nothing on how it can apply to special education or disability setting

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticis... - Janet Rentz
22/12/2018

Content very good and relevant to Secondary teaching

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticis... - Janet Rentz
22/12/2018

I found the content and resources provided were detailed and informative. They have taken into account how to develop questions and case studies that link to syllabus outcomes.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticis... - Janet Rentz
22/12/2018

The course was very relevant to teaching the Visual Arts course from Yr 7 – Yr 12 and was full of well thought out strategies.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticis... - Janet Rentz
22/12/2018

Course content was relevant however it may be advised to correct spelling mistakes and to change the font and colour of the “detective” boxes to make it easier to read .....

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism
by Andrew Darlington on 23/10/2017

Working mainly as a casual secondary teacher, I do not get many regular opportunities to teach Visual Arts, the subject in which I am qualified. Therefore I found this course very valuable in providing ideas for teaching art history and art criticism in ways that students would find accessible and interesting.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism
by Piaf Rengger-Thorpe on 01/05/2017

There is a lot of information to be gained through this course and some good new ideas about how to approach theory within your classroom. It was great to look at a wide variety of artists and apply them to the curriculum.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism
by Kylie Thorn on 02/02/2016

This course has helped me develop some great resources to use in my classroom. The ability to create and have them critiqued by experienced teachers was fantastic as I then knew I was on the right track, or where I needed to adjust any of my worksheets. As a teacher at the start of my career, I am keen to have resources that I know will be well received by my students, and that I know are well written and adhere to the standards. Help was easily accessed and quick to respond, safe to say, I can’t wait to do my next course!

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism
by Seika Nou on 14/12/2015

A fantastic course that has allowed me to implement new and engaging strategies in the classroom. It has also developed my confidence in teaching art critical and historical studies. I found this course further insightful by attending Janet Rentz’s other course Strategies for Developing B.O.W Stage 6. Janet is a fantastic course facilitator, who constantly provides thorough and constructive feedback.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism
by Tanya Bourtsouklis on 07/12/2015

Art on trial- strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism was a fantastic ten hour course that refreshed my knowledge and way of teaching.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism
07/12/2015

I found the course interesting and helpful. Janet gave insightful feedback. Hope to use some of these ideas soon.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism
by Matthew Musico on 07/12/2015

Detailed and thorough content.Teaching practices and philosophies are extensively explained.

Perhaps a longer amount of time to complete the course would be a welcome amendment in future.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism
by Luke Beezley on 02/12/2015

Janet is an excellent teacher. This course is very relevant to art teaching and the NSW curriculum.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism
by Karen Burton-Mackay on 16/10/2015

The course content was interesting, relevant and concise.
The material and resources were varied and helpful. More online examples of the set task form other course participants would have been valuable.
I enjoyed the challenges of the work set but would have found useful a check list format of what the final task to be submitted in each section required. (That is, further direction in how the set task was expected to be structured.)

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism
by Cathy Irons on 12/10/2015

This was a very informative course with a lot to take in. It was hard to fit in with work but I enjoyed it once I had time to do it.


About the team


Janet Rentz

Creator

Janet Rentz has been an art educator for thirty years, having completed undergraduate and Masters degrees in design and art education and embarking on PhD study. Starting as a classroom teacher, Janet then headed up departments in two NSW secondary schools. Following this, Janet became an educator for museums and galleries, devising art programs for school students. After this Janet became the NSW Visual Arts Consultant for DET, implementing the new visual arts syllabus, training teachers and developing support resources. She has lectured in art education at UNSW College of Fine Arts and UTS. She is currently writing art programs for distance education and giving workshops for NAS HSC students.