MAKE SURE THIS IS VERY CRITICAL. YOU NEED TO LINK ALL POINTS MADE WITH THEORY AND RELATE THEORY TO PRACTICE. USE CURRENT SOURCES/GOVERNMENT SOURCES TO SUPPORT YOUR IDEA. CREATE A VALID ARGUMENT AND SUPPORT WITH CITATIONS, USE ALOT OF BREADTH AND DEPTH IN YOUR WRITING, MAKE SURE IT MAKES SENSE AND IS ACADEMIC AND CRITICAL.
Choose one of the theorists covered during the workshops. Critically evaluate how this theorist maybe applied in practice to a hypothetical2 , contemporary arts activity in a particular educational setting or phase of your choice. Examples of particular education settings and phases include early years, primary/secondary schools, FE/HE, community/informal/outreach workshops, prison/hospital education, lifelong and workplace learning. The essay should demonstrate: a detailed understanding of appropriate aspects of the chosen theorist’s ideas; an evaluation of the applicability and usefulness of these ideas in a selected educational setting or phase; a resulting educational activity which critically applies the theorist’s ideas within this educational phase/setting. In short: what we are really looking for in this essay is a sense that you can take a theorist’s ideas, test and apply them in a realistic (albeit hypothetical) arts education activity. Some important tips: This essay is all about applying theory to practice. Don’t just try to ‘shoe-horn’ your activity into the theory. Instead, use your knowledge of the everyday realities of your chosen educational phase or setting to challenge the theory. In turn, how might the theory challenge everyday educational practi