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a view of the show from above

Primary Education BA Art Show Success!

Eleven of our Primary BA with QTS students have been displaying their impressive work in the Checkland Building this month. 

As an art subject study trainee, our students explore art in the primary curriculum in greater detail, as well as developing an understanding of the pedagogy and subject knowledge.

In their third year, trainees study a module that covers art, craft and design whilst looking at processes and practice. They explore a wide range of materials and develop their skills. Our students respond to an individual brief to produce and curate the show, demonstrating their progression and subject knowledge enhancement which gives them confidence in teaching the subject in schools. Many go on to lead this subject area in their teaching careers.

Prior to the show, trainees write a short personal statement to go alongside their exhibition of work and write a rationale to develop ideas for the classroom. This exhibition showcases their different interests and individual approaches responding to workshops taught during the first part of year three.

Module Leader, Sally Johnson says “The trainees have all produced work that has developed their subject understanding and they have challenged themselves. They have been ambitious in making individual outcomes and considered how best to display and showcase their ideas. This will give them confidence as artist teachers in the primary classroom.”


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Kerry Burnett • May 15, 2019

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