International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Academic Books, the Best Theory for a Good Practice. A Story about Two Teaching Experiences
Clara Báez

Teaching Painting, Volume … to art students, at the faculties of Fine Arts, it has a clear purpose: to train artists. Teaching Didactics of Painting, Volume … to teachers in training, at the faculties of Education, may present a problem about the purpose: do we train plain teachers, or should they be artists-teachers? Should they practice the arts they will teach, or it is enough for them to know the theory? We teach them the phases of artistic development, from doodle to realism, and we know they lived them too in their childhood, but now in this degree, should they immerse themselves into that way of doing, or “at the university we must only think, investigate, read, write…”? In this paper we present two cases of teaching Didactics of Visual Arts by “immersion” in books, with practical results.

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