ERIC Number: ED182757
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Harvard Project Zero: A Fresh Look at Art Education. Technical Report No. 1.
Harvard "Project Zero" is an interdisciplinary inquiry into problems connected with education, understanding, and creativity in the arts. The project conducts basic and applied research, an arts orientation program, and a summer course in arts management with the Harvard Business School. The chief research activities of the project are: investigation of the symbol systems peculiar to the various arts, experimental analysis of the cognitive and manipulative skills constitutive of different arts and media, and testing and development of methods of nurturing and improving artistic abilities. The ultimate goal is improvement in art education at all levels. This implies not only researches into symbol systems, perceptual and motor skills, and problem solving in the arts, but also practical criticism of the teaching methods, programs, and presentations of institutions concerned with the arts, such as schools, museums, and universities. (Three related studies in music are described as illustrating the sorts of conceptual, psychological, and curricular researches currently underway.) (Author/GT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Harvard Project Zero.