ERIC Number: ED329495
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Using the Arts as an Educational Model For High-Risk Individuals.
King, Edith W., Ed.; La Pierre, Sharon D., Ed.
Developed as part of a symposium on alternative learning and teaching methods for high-risk learners at all grade levels, six papers are presented along with an introduction by Sharon La Pierre. "What the Arts Teach: Comments on the Arts, Cognition and Learning" (Elliot Eisner) discusses the ways in which the arts teach qualities not addressed in other content areas. "Personal Remarks on the Gifted and Talented Student" (Edward Potter) outlines why such individuals are at risk in the educational system. "The Spatial Reasoning Process and the Visual Artist: The Basis for an Instructional Model" (Sharon La Pierre) discusses the need for learning strategies and teaching methods to be developed for the spatial-prereferenced thinker. In "Revelations, Creativity and the Process of Learning: An Interview with Maynard Tischler" (Edith King), the author talks with Tischler about his philosophy of art and art education. "A Model Program for High-Risk Learners" (L. Lynn Flieger Countryman) tells of Countryman's design for a model teaching program based mainly on commercial art. Teaching methods, and motivational tactics are discussed and examples of class assignments are outlined. The final paper included is "Issues in Multicultural Art Education" (Mary Stokrocki). Stokrocki argues that instructional approaches need to be developed to accommodate cultural diversity. In the summary, "Summing Up: Using the Arts as a Model for High-Risk Learners" (Edith King), three recurring themes are identified: (1) different ways of learning; (2) methods of educating through the arts; and (3) the value of diversity and unique differences. (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. School of Art.
Note: Selected papers developed as part of a Symposium on Alternative Learning and Teaching Methods (Denver, CO, June 1990).