ERIC Number: ED332933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Thoughts on Art Education. Occasional Paper 2.
The relationship between psychology and the arts, and the role of the arts in the educational process are explored. The proposition put forth argues that the sensory system is a primary resource in cognitive life. The relationship of intuition to intellect, of how the whole and its constituent qualities relate, also is explored. The forms of representation artists and art students have access to inexorably shape the content of their work. The educational process too often has thwarted natural human abilities. Art education, however, can and should have a crucial role in fostering these abilities. (DB)
Descriptors: Art Education, Cognitive Processes, Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy, Educational Psychology, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Intelligence, Intuition, Learning Processes, Learning Theories, Role of Education, Student Educational Objectives, Teaching Methods, Values, Visual Arts
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Getty Center for Education in the Arts, Los Angeles, CA.