There is a debate among art instructors regarding process vs. product. There are those that believe that the most important factor in art creation is the finished product. For this reason, these instructors teach a formulaic approach to art-making. Often, when this approach is taken, the fundamentals of art are overlooked and are not taught during the process.
It is my belief that process should be emphasized when teaching. Quality product is the result of sound foundational teaching. This is the approach that I taken in my years in education and have found great success in approaching my instruction in this manner.