ERIC Number: ED159095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Arts, Cognition, and Basic Skills. Second Yearbook on Research in Arts and Aesthetic Education.
Madeja, Stanley S., Ed.
The book contains papers and discussion summaries from a conference on the relationship of the arts to cognition and basic skills and the relevance of art and aesthetics research to art education. The papers suggest researchable questions in the arts and provide examples of ongoing studies in these areas. These questions are grouped into three main areas of inquiry: The Arts as Symbolic Representation; Definitions of the Underlying Processes in Cognition; and, How the Development and Acquisition of Cognitive Skills Relate to the Arts. The first area encompasses questions about the arts as symbolic representations, styles of world-making, symbol systems and standards of objectivity, the conveyance of meaning and truth, and the role of aesthetic criteria. The second area of inquiry focuses on cognitive operations, basic cognitive skills, acquisition of skills, and the nature of cognitive processes in the arts. The final area, handled less comprehensively than the first two, deals with enhancement of the processes of making and knowing about the arts, and the amount of knowledge required to create art. (Author/BC)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art, Art Education, Basic Skills, Cognitive Processes, Conference Reports, Educational Philosophy, Educational Research, Perception, Sciences, Theories, Transfer of Training, Visual Arts
Cemrel, Inc., 3120 59th Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63139 ($12.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Aspen Inst. for Humanistic Studies, New York, NY.; CEMREL, Inc., St. Louis, MO.
Note: Pages 207-209 may not reproduce clearly in hard copy due to small type size of original document