Gouvernement du Manitoba

Arts Education

Visual Arts

Grades 9 to 12 Visual Arts

Manitoba Curriculum Framework

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The Grades 9 to 12 Visual Arts Framework addresses the purpose, nature, and importance of quality visual arts education from Grades 9 to 12. The framework explains the use of the butterfuly as a metaphor for learning within the learning landscape of visual arts, and for representing the interconnected parts of the curriculum.

The Visual Arts Curriculum Framework consists of four essential learning areas which are elaborated by 13 recursive learnings and realized through enacted learnings. Ideas for inquiry questions are included to support the enacted learnings by providing teachers and learners with possible entry points and pathways into the study of the visual arts.

A Conceptual Framework for Learning Growth in Visual Arts Education is provided as support for using the framework to design visual arts courses, plan for and assess learning in visual arts education, and to distinguish course credits for each grade. The Conceptual Framework is based on the 13 recursive visual arts learnings and is located as an Appendix in the Visual Arts Curriculum Framework. Further appendices, a glossary, and bibliography provide additional support for the visual arts education learnings.