Delegation is the assignment of new or additional responsibilities to a subordinate. When done correctly, the individuals involved know exactly what they are to do, and the chances for success are maximized. For this Discussion, refer to the unit readings in the textbook section on delegation.
Pick a paid or unpaid job that you have held where you delegated responsibility to others or had responsibilities delegated to you. If you have not had a paid or unpaid job previously, use your experience in this course, where your instructor has delegated assignments to you, as your reference for this Discussion.
Describe your experience with delegation in terms of what went well and why, or what did not go as expected.
What could have improved the chances of a successful outcome in that particular situation?
Your post should be at least 200–250 words in length and should extend the discussion of the group supported by your course materials and/or other appropriate resources.
Adapting Art Activities
Read the following scenarios. Decide which (if any) of these situations reflect appropriate art set-up techniques for activities discussed in this unit, and then answer the questions that follow.
In a preschool class, Dory and Sammy have been building robots in the block area, so the teacher adds boxes, foil, wire, and a bucket of small, old radio parts to the area.
Now that the weather is nice, a kindergarten teacher places the sand table just outside the door, which is next to the art area. The teacher explains new rules set up to stop the traffic flow going across the art area to and from the sand table.
After a field trip to a grocery store, first grade teachers add empty food cartons and labels to the pasting and construction area.
The teacher concludes that the children are not using the clay modeling area enough. She replaces it with another computer station.
Identify which of the scenarios reflects appropriate techniques for setting up for art activities. Why?
Discuss each which does not reflect appropriate techniques for setting up art activities.
Describe how you would change the situation(s) to make it (them) more appropriate.