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Week 3 | Art Assignments & Learning Theories(Work to complete in advance of Week 4)

I am interested in The Art Assignment – Sarah Ulrist Green

And I choose Constructed Landscape.


I am interested in The Art Assignment – Sarah Ulrist Green because I see this assignment as exploring art history and focusing on hands-on experience, which is an experiential learning process.


1.How might you consider your experience of this art assignment from a constructivist perspective?

After reading the first Learning Theory Example, I believe that thinking, learning and creating art tasks cannot be separated from their social context. As art students, we can use different art forms in our artwork to find our own direction and create our own artwork, but the content and content of the artwork created cannot be separated from society. I personally agree with the social constructionist view that students should learn by doing. From my previous learning experience, it is clear that art cannot be created in isolation from practice, and that the experience of previous generations is needed to create new work. No one can make a work of art entirely without practice, relying entirely on their own imaginary plans. Often we find new ideas and problems in the process of practice, and it is in the constant blending of prepared plans and changes in practice, and then solving the problems that have arisen, that we create unexpected artistic effects.

  1. How might you consider your experience of this art assignment from a connectivist perspective?

I think CONNECTIVISM is a very important point in learning. We need to ‘stand on the shoulders of giants’ and do our own independent and critical thinking in order to develop a fresh perspective and a newer view of the field we are exploring. As in the case of Green’s assignment, the process of exploring art history is bound to generate new ideas.

And information is very accessible in modern society, because of the internet, so academic connectivity and creativity has developed, and I think it’s like posting resources from all over the world on the internet, and scholars going about merging, integrating and introducing new ideas.

  1. How might you consider your experience of this art assignment from a critical pedagogy perspective?

Critical pedagogy is important in both academic writing and artistic production. Not all views passed down from history are adaptable to modern society, and people’s appreciation of previously recognised artworks and unrecognised artworks is different, depending on the social context, the degree of social development and so on. This requires us to teach and think critically, not just accepting, praising and criticising, but also arguing, counter-arguing and so on independently.

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