Pedagogical Strategies of Visual Art in Colleges of Education



This paper examines the implementation of the visual art curriculum at Wiawso College of Education (WATICO) in Ghana. The discussion touches on the pedagogical strategies and methods used in the teaching of the visual art programme at the WATICO and also to examine it implications on the trained teacher expected to teach Visual Art aspect of Basic Design and Technology (BDT) at the Basic Education level. Purposive sampling technique was used. Three main methods viz. interview, personal observations, and documentary review were employed. Teacher performance evaluation and Inductive analysis strategy were used as reference materials for the analysis. The study revealed that the art teachers at WATICO demonstrated high level of competency of knowledge in the subject matter. However, the teaching and learning of art component BDT at WATICO was more theoretical than practical and in spite of the tutors’ mastery in the preparation of lesson notes, the research revealed that the visual art at WATICO does not equip the teacher-trainee with teaching and learning skills in all the three areas of BDT (Visual Arts, Home Economics, and Technical Skills). The findings of the study cannot be generalized for colleges of education in Ghana since it was limited to only WATICO in the Western Region of Ghana. It was concluded that, the pedagogical strategies and methods adopted for the teaching and learning of visual art at WATICO were diverse, yet appropriate for the visual art. However, teaching and learning of visual art at the basic level were observed to be more theoretical than practical demonstration and application. It is recommended that the use of learner centred approach to teaching coupled with diverse teaching methods as practiced in WATICO should be consolidated.

Keywords: pedagogy, art, education and implementation

DOI: 10.7176/ADS/77-01

Publication date:October 31st 2019

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