Discipline Based Art Education (commonly called DBAE) is an art education method that goes beyond painting a pretty picture. DBAE promotes higher level thinking skills, original problem solving skills, cultural and global awareness, verbal and non-verbal communication, and other skills that will help students throughout their lives. These goals are accomplished by teaching art history, criticism and aesthetics as well as production.
(http://www.geocities.com/Athens/8020/arted.html#dbae)- (Teacher question lounge and links here)

http://eclipse.cps.k12.va.us/departments/art/index.html - (Getty Institute and What DBAE is)

http://64.233.169.132/search?q=cache:hVMTlJkB4noJ:aco.artsnet.org/Portals/10/documents/Educational_Theories_2004/1-4_Discipline-Based_Art_Education.pdf+DBAE&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us&client=firefox-a (What DBAE is and how the Getty Institute plays a role)

Complete Overview




Lesson Plans:
George Seurat-Pointillism http://www.geocities.com/Athens/8020/dbaeup9.html (from website above also)
How to make a lesson from an Art Museum Field Trip http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/museum3.htm