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DBAE Discipline-based Art Education
Learning in and through Art…

Discipline-based Art Education (DBAE)
Ø  An

educational program formulated by the J. Paul Getty Trust in the early 1980s. Ø  Supports emphasis on studio instruction Ø  Promotes education across four disciplines within the arts: aesthetics, art criticism, art history and art production. Ø  Retains a strong tie to studio instruction with an emphasis on technique



Discipline-based Art Education
Objectives : Ø  To make arts education more parallel to other academic disciplines. Ø  To create a standardized framework for evaluation. Ø  It was developed specifically for grades K-12 but has been instituted at other levels of education.

Discipline-based Art Education
In DBAE Ø  Art should be taught by certified teachers Ø  Art education is for all students, not just those who demonstrate talent in making art.



Discipline-based Art Education
Ø  An

approach to curriculum that combines experiences from four disciplines/field of study in the study of art Ø  Art Production, Art Criticism, Art History, Art Aesthetics Ø  Merges the disciplines instead of teaching concepts from each discipline separately.

Discipline-based Art Education
These disciplines deal with: Ø  conceptions of the nature of art, Ø  bases for valuing and judging art, Ø  contexts in which art has been created, Ø  processes and techniques for creating art.



Art Production
Ø  The

making of art, and the various components of making art. Ø  Such as use of tools, manipulation of media, form and expression. Ø  Gives students the opportunity to create works of art and use various media, techniques, and computers.

Art Criticism
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The examination and discussion of style Formal principals of design Elements of art (in terms of color, line, perspective, texture, and shading). Students will be able to make an informed judgment about works of art. Acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities to talk about works of art. Learning the basic skills and knowledge necessary to communicate in each art form. By learning the elements and principles of art, working with various media, and evaluating master artists’ works students develop and awareness of and appreciation for the presence of art both within their classroom and in their everyday experiences.



Art History
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It is not just "who made what when" . It is the history of objects. The history of people through art. Works of art provide a unique documentation of cultural changes throughout history. Gives us insights into the past. Provide valuable insights and information about the present. Students learn about art form various periods, styles, and cultural groups. Student will understand diversity and have a global understanding of the world.

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The philosophy of art. What is art? What is good art? What is beauty? Students engage their brains, think about what they are doing, learning, and feeling about their art and the art of others. Studying art through aesthetic questioning, the answer is not important. The act of working through the puzzle provided by the question is extremely important. Students learn to value the works of art as they explore, theorize and apply the principles of aesthetics and art criticism to their own artwork and the artwork of others.



The goal of DBAE
Ø  to

develop students abilities to understand and appreciate art. Ø  involves a knowledge of the theories and contexts of art Ø  Involves abilities to respond to as well as to create art.