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2018-2019 University Catalogue 
2018-2019 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

PRES 605 Visual Arts as a Source for Teaching (VAST) at Philadelphia Museum of Art

College of Critical & Professional Studies

3 credits 42.0 hours
600 level graduate course

Each summer the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Division of Education offers K-12 teachers of all subject areas the chance to renew their spirit of inquiry through VAST: Visual Arts as a Source for Teaching. This program allows teachers to immerse themselves in the museum’s collections and its use as a resource in the classroom, with themes changing each summer. The collections serve as the starting point for lively experiences that stress an interdisciplinary and multicultural approach in looking at and teaching from works of art. Participants take part in lectures, demonstrations, small group discussions, behind-the-scenes meetings with museum curators, writing workshops and field trips to build skills and strategies for teaching humanities-based curriculum. PK-12 teachers across subject areas immerse themselves in the Museum’s collections and explore the special nature of art and its use as a resource in their classrooms during this week-long seminar. Reinvigorate your creative spirit, connect with like-minded colleagues, and refresh your classroom teaching with new ideas.

Open to graduate students from the Division of Continuing Studies.
This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course may not be audited.
This course cannot be taken pass/fail.