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ERIC Number: ED511188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
The Pedagogical Value of Art and Music in the Past and the Present
Denac, Olga
Online Submission, US-China Education Review v6 n10 p54-60 Oct 2009
Pedagogical theory and research practice tend to confine themselves to study the cognitive aspect of a child's personality and to focus on his/her productivity, while forgetting about other dimensions. The ability to experience artistic contents and the creative capacity of our society are decreasing. People are in a continuous search for spiritual balance and therefore the task of the contemporary school is to help people get out of this crisis and pay more attention to the realization of educational tasks and goals as well as individual school subjects. Art has always played the role of purposefully influencing the experiencing, feeling, creating and enjoying of beautiful things. It therefore provides a counterbalance to the rationalized world of today. Especially music plays a special role in all periods and all human societies, however, not because it encourages various experiences or notions in the listener or a pleasant atmosphere, but because it presents a challenge to the development of spiritual perception that does not occupy an important, enough place in the present school system. Based on different historical understandings of the pedagogical value of music, the author tries to determine what pedagogical value was ascribed to music in the past and what pedagogical value it is being ascribed today.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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