Pedagogical Content Knowledge: A Key Factor in Teaching Painting

AK Okanlawon
2009 African Research Review  
Fine Art teachers have more instructional responsibilities and demands placed on their time, compelling them to proceed from one lesson to the next without adequate preparation and reducing the amount of time and energy they have to be thoughtful in their planning and reflection. In order to support fine art teachers in their teaching, professional development opportunities are to be made available. Research has shown that even when students complete a fine art-degree programme and pedagogical
more » ... me and pedagogical course requirements necessary for teacher professionalism, they may still graduate and begin teaching without a firm grasp of how to teach specific painting concepts. Realizing this fact, this paper attempts to utilize those ideas on the components of pedagogical content knowledge, otherwise known as topicspecific pedagogy, to create learning opportunities that make painting more comprehensible to students.
doi:10.4314/afrrev.v3i4.47553 fatcat:tlp574okgvgk3mmqwb7igkom2a