Visual Arts nurtures self-expression. Students gain new methods of communication and literacies through which they can express their own ideas, learning, perceptions, and feelings. Visual Arts connects students’ learnings with the world outside the classroom.
Visual Arts teaches students the skill of observation. Learning to be an artist means, learning to “see”, going beyond expectations, presumptions, and stereotypes, and observing what is actually before them.
Visual Arts teaches students to envision. Through art, students make visual representations of what is visible, what is perceived, and what is imagined. It teaches students to innovate through exploration and teaches students to reflect and self-evaluate.
Visual Arts teaches students there is more than one solution to a problem. Students develop an appreciation for other points of view and teach students that even small differences can have large effects.
Visual Arts teaches students to collaborate. Through group projects, students learn to negotiate, to develop creative solutions and to participate as a team member.
Visual Arts teaches students the value of persistence. Through critical thinking and problem solving they learn to “work it out”.
Speaker: Dr Nishit Jain
Visual artist and HOD, Springdales School Pusa Road.
Audience: B.Ed Students
Brief Report of the programme: Learning in and through the visual and fine arts can enhance at least four of these factors: active learning; a locally-relevant curriculum that captures the interest and enthusiasm of learners; respect for, and engagement with, local communities and cultures; and trained and motivated teachers.
In the backdrop of the above, Faculty of Education organized a Workshop on Visual and Fine Arts as A Pedagogy specifically designed for B.Ed Teacher Trainees on 19th February 2018 by Dr Nishit Jain, an eminent visual artist and HOD, Springdales School Pusa Road.
The workshop focused on the importance of transacting identified concepts of various subjects taught at different levels in schools through visual arts to reflect the integration of the subjects as well as its contribution in the world of school. B. Ed trainees enjoyed the workshop as they created their own visuals on the canvas in a group and independently also by correlating it with their pedagogy followed by the exchange of their experiences at the culmination of the workshop.