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Art & Ideas: Teaching with Themes, The Museum of Modern Art

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24 reviews

About this Course

This course is designed to help build critical skills that support theme-based teaching practices and build confidence in incorporating modern and contemporary art into interdisciplinary lesson plans. By addressing themes and questions that arise in relation to modern and contemporary art, the course will help you to think creatively about links to your curriculum and the ways that you can tap into students’ knowledge and life experience. In this course, you will explore four themes that educators at The Museum of Modern Art use frequently in their teaching: Places & Spaces, Art & Identity, Transforming Everyday Objects, and Art & Society. Through videos, slideshows, and a variety of resources, readings, and activities, you will explore the content and context of works of art in MoMA’s collection. Learners will… - Explore works of modern and contemporary art through a variety of themes that relate to classroom content and student experience. - Hear directly from artists about their ideas and processes. - Learn about the ways that a thematic approach supports interdisciplinary teaching and learning. - Gain exposure to a range of digital resources available for teaching with themes and incorporating content around works of art into your classroom....

Top reviews

By CA

Feb 14, 2017

This course was a wonderful and thorough introduction to Modern Art. So insightful and informative! I'd recommend it to anyone! It has definitely enhanced my lesson planning and teaching style.

By AN

Apr 10, 2018

With no background in Art, I found this course extremely useful. The course is well designed and rigorous. Very good reading material and good ideas to take to a classroom.

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By ILANTZI Amalia Sofia

Oct 10, 2018

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By Anna Scriminaci

Sep 25, 2018

It's a very great course. I found it very usefull to introduce art in classroom by theme.

By stephanie graham-Randall

Aug 20, 2018

Good

By Maria Gabriela Albav

Aug 19, 2018

This course gave me inspiration to use art in the classroom, even though I am not an art teacher. Even more, it makes me think about how to connect art with the curriculum I have to teach in Social studies and foreign languages and motives me to cooperate with other colleagues, who teach others subjects at school, to find some common topics to teach by using art.

The videos and literature selected by the instructors are easy to understand and provide with many different ways to work with this theme.

The instructors and curators from MoMa are experienced and passionate teachers!

By Abdul Hamid

Aug 13, 2018

Great

By sherrie styx

Jul 10, 2018

Great ideas and information in this class!

By Larissa Pimenta

May 26, 2018

Great, dinamic and complete.

By AJAYKUMAR KESAVAN NAIR

Apr 10, 2018

With no background in Art, I found this course extremely useful. The course is well designed and rigorous. Very good reading material and good ideas to take to a classroom.

By Maureen Walsh

Mar 17, 2018

Excellent, well paced, interesting, good instructors, great usable well defined ideas. Thank you.

By Anna Königová

Mar 14, 2018

Thank you very much, this course offers lots of different ideas and ways how to present art to various groups.