Coaching method is used in sports, business, psychology, and economics as a method to increase performance. The great potential of coaching also expands its application in education, namely in teaching History of Visual Arts. The author identifies the basic stages of coaching: goal setting; reality check; courses of action and will to act. The last stage involves the following activities: developing a class road map, developing a presentation on artists, preparing an artist's portfolio, and completing the student portfolio, a game, and preparing a report, work with official sources like museum websites, studying art reproductions, and analytical work. Efficiency of the coaching method is demonstrated by the results of the experiment conducted at the premises of the Engineering and Technology Faculty of Elabuga Institute of Kazan Federal University. Performance was evaluated by the following criteria: 1) the average number of times an artist is mentioned by one student; 2) the highest and lowest number of artists mentioned by one student; 3) the number of artists mentioned by students at least once; 4) the number of times periods of history of visual arts are mentioned. The results were confirmed at the art-graphic faculty of M. Akmullah Bashkir State Pedagogical University. The results show a rather significant breakaway of the experimental group by every measure, which proves efficiency of applying the coaching method in teaching history of visual arts. As the study revealed, the coaching method has a rather significant potential as a teaching method, namely, for history of visual arts.
coaching, coaching method, teaching methods, design education, history of visual arts.