2006．第34卷第2期（Vol. 34 No. 2）．pp. 4772
Learning Study in the Subject of Visual Arts A New Culture in Teaching and Learning
Since the Curriculum Development Council published the consultation document Learning to Learn: The Way Forward in Curriculum Development in 2000, how to implement “the new culture in teaching and learning” has been an important issue to teachers’ professional development. Visual arts has no exception. Besides the name of art education has been changed from Art & Craft (primary) and Art & Design (secondary) to Visual Arts, do art teachers know what has been changed?
In the 20032004 academic year, through three cases of “Learning Study” in visual arts, which were done through 10 art teachers from 6 schools, the researcher discovered that teachers felt ambiguous of the meaning of “learning to learn.” The obvious example is that teachers did not realize they are still adopting teacher-centered thinking to plan and implement their school-based visual arts curriculum. They rarely provide room for “learning to learn.” Through collaborative preparation, peer classroom observation, and teaching evaluation in the Learning Studies, the teachers involved deeply learned that “being taught” by teachers does not mean “being learned” by students. In order to let students learn the knowledge of visual arts and methods of criticism, teachers must have the faith that students are able to discuss, solve problems by themselves, and express their own views.