ERIC Number: ED474444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Appreciating the Beauty of Science Ideas: Teaching for Aesthetic Understanding.
Girod, Mark; Rau, Cheryl
A large body of literature exists in which scientists describe their field as beautiful and the work they do as inspired and passionate. Science teaching should strive to foster learning of substantive and powerful science ideas in ways that connect to the beauty inherent in those ideas. The conception of learning science in the study, that of learning of aesthetic understanding, achieves this goal by building on a framework of aesthetic experiences of understanding, pedagogy designed to foster it, and the results of a pilot study designed to investigate its effectiveness. Statistical results suggest a positive effect from the pedagogy experiences of learning for aesthetic understanding. (Author/KHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April, 2000).