Finding Artistic Voice: Expressive Critiques Embedded in Teacher Education
Academic Leadership - Online Journal,
Vol. 6 No. 4 (2005): Vol-6-Issue-4-April-2005
The many varied responses to my assigned expressive critiques made me wonder: How do I respond
to theorists who envision new skills and dispositions for 21st century learning? How do my curriculum
choices impact those who wish to become teachers and who may not identify themselves as artists?
How does my assignment “expressive critiques” challenge prospective teachers’ paradigms and
change their approach to teaching? Since a few of my colleagues have followed me and bravely
incorporated expressive critiques into their curriculum I wondered what they have learned about their
students and how my choices influenced their own teaching practice. How has my pedagogy influenced
the culture of our teacher education program if at all?