ERIC Number: ED393733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Listening and Viewing: Models for Interacting with Music and the Visual Arts.
Sipley, Kenneth L.
This paper presents ways art educators can participate in a more holistic approach to education. The document outlines the following premises: (1) students will be consumers of art and determine what art they choose to consume, which requires a systematic and thorough grounding in critical evaluation if they are to make good decisions; (2) students will learn to respect and value the arts as they become adept at making sophisticated aesthetic judgments and learn an arts vocabulary; (3) typical music and arts appreciation programs are taught from the historical perspective, which may add to the students' general knowledge of history but may not allow them to confront a work of art and decide whether it is meaningful to them; and (4) students need methods of evaluating works of art and music. Two evaluation models are given; a listening model for music criticism and a viewing model for art criticism. The paper examines similarities and differences between the two models and discusses ways of including them in appreciation classes. (DQE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
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