ERIC Number: ED025148
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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A Syllabus for the Research Program in Education Through Vision.
Young, Laura N., Ed.; Hayes, Bartlett H., Jr., Ed.
Visual experiences have an immediacy and directness which can cause an intellectual awakening, clarify an abstract concept, or demonstrate an obscure relationship. Thirty experiments using photographic and art materials are outlined in some detail as to method, material, ways to experiment, and suggested discussion questions. The series is designed for use by an interdisciplinary team of teachers with secondary school students. An art teacher leads the experiment itself. Subject area teachers then lead a discussion of ideas generated by the experiment with respect to their individual fields (math, physics, English, etc.). For example, an experiment using Color-aid paper to demonstrate the effect of background on one's color perception might be used to start a discussion of the way one's own background can affect the perception of an event or experience or person. Certain of the experiments which illustrate basic concepts in a subject area are also reviewed separately in a section devoted to that subject area. The experiments, developed at Phillips Academy from 1963-1966, were tested with a group of public high school teachers to see how the resulting visual experiences might be used. Appended are a list of slide-tapes to be used in conjunction with the program, a list of audiovisual equipment found useful, and a sparsely annotated bibliography. (JY)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Materials, Creative Activities, Curriculum Guides, Educational Improvement, Instructional Materials, Intellectual Experience, Interdisciplinary Approach, Nonverbal Learning, Sensory Training, Teaching Methods, Team Teaching, Visual Discrimination, Visual Learning, Visual Perception, Visual Stimuli
Council for Public Schools, Boston, Mass.
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Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Public Schools, Inc., Boston, MA.