ERIC Number: EJ1040970
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Aesthetic Education: Its Place in Teacher Training
Frawley, Timothy J.
Art Education, v66 n3 p22-28 May 2013
While it would be egregious not to acknowledge the dire state and looming removal of art and music programs in many schools today, it is equally important to recognize that individual classroom atmosphere ultimately begins with and emanates from the primary/elementary teacher. Teaching of young children is a soulful experience; it comes from the heart. Likewise, real transactions with the arts emerge from within; a place entrenched deeply within one's mind, body, and spirit. Although we often consider teaching and learning as being located at two opposite ends of the education spectrum, they frequently occur in conjunction, especially in regard to teacher training and aesthetic education. This article discusses EDUC 222 Aesthetic Education, a teacher training course designed for early childhood and elementary education majors, which is based on the Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education model for aesthetic education.
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Education, Teacher Education Programs, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Majors (Students), Experiential Learning, Art Products, Reflection, Inquiry, Learning Activities, Student Projects
National Art Education Association. 1916 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 703-860-8000; Fax: 703-860-2960; Web site: http://www.arteducators.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A