“I firmly believe that an art curriculum based in the kind of big ideas found in contemporary art will inherently fulfill curricular standards. Such instruction will have students learning about culture, history, perception, and art skills as well as putting higher order thinking skills, like creativity, to constant use. If art teachers start with building their own knowledge of contemporary art and ideas, rather than with standards, they will produce a curriculum that is accountable to state and national standards.”
Mayer, M. M. (2008). Considerations for a c ontemporary art curriculum. Art Education, 61(2), 77-79.