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Expressive Arts - how confident?

Discussion in 'Scotland - Primary' started by Tigsy, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. With the CfE promoting expressive arts, how confident are you in teaching music, art and drama?
    Do you prefer those subjects to be taught by visiting specialists?
    Officials say that all teachers are trained with those skills but many teachers admit to not having a clue how to teach those subjects.
    I think it will be a great loss to children and staff alike when the specialists are no longer part of the curriculum.

     
  2. With the CfE promoting expressive arts, how confident are you in teaching music, art and drama?
    Do you prefer those subjects to be taught by visiting specialists?
    Officials say that all teachers are trained with those skills but many teachers admit to not having a clue how to teach those subjects.
    I think it will be a great loss to children and staff alike when the specialists are no longer part of the curriculum.

     
  3. It is a loss if your pupils don't have acsess to specilists, but personally I love teaching expressive arts and would hate them to be only taught by the specialist!
     
  4. redz

    redz New commenter

    but surely specialist should be important and work alongside the CT? You are lucky you feel able to do this not everyone has that confidence, I know for me drama was a big issue but felt I had a good grasp of PE but that was only after many times spent observing the specialist.
     
  5. I think working alongside the specialist as a CT can be a bit hit and miss TBH. I have been able to work with some specialists that are fantastic, and really do plan with you and give you super ideas and ways of building their knowledge and skills in to the rest of the curriculum, and others who are a nightmare to get plans and assessment from, never mind going so far as to work collaboratively. On the same note though I know of specialists who complain they get handed a group of children and the CT then promptly leaves so they never get a chance to work with them or share feedback about the children's learning!
     

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