This book shares some practical ideas and experiences of a group of primary and secondary arts teachers who came together for a series of workshops called The Work Samples project.
Sampling the Arts tells real-life stories of teachers which give insight into how they organised the learning experience for their students; how the students responded; how the teachers tackled the task of assessing levels of achievement.
The lesson samples present a brief school profile and class description, and cover aims, preparation, equipment & resources used, processes, teacher intervention and skills & techniques. It includes teachers’ annotations and assessment ideas, student remarks and comments from the editor in response to the most consistent concerns arising when teaching arts subjects in schools. Subject areas covered are dance, drama, media, music and visual arts.