ERIC Number: EJ1070400
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
The Butcher, the Baker, and the Candlestick Maker: John Dewey's Philosophy of Art Experience Saving Twenty-First-Century Art Education from Limbo
Jones, Anne G.; Risku, Michael T.
Education and Culture, v31 n1 Article 6 p77-87 Spr 2015
To satisfy the demands of society, the scholar-practitioner in today's complex world of education must juggle various factors that are related to one another: practice, poiesis, or the creative act, culture, knowledge, and learning. These demands include adherence to education, law, politics, economics, ethics, equity, and social dynamics. The scholar-practitioner in the field of visual arts education also has the duty to validate the arts as a viable and necessary component of education, and this is done through examples of scholarly practice. The scholar-practitioner as leader should be grounded in the works of John Dewey, including "Art as Experience", "Experience and Nature", and "Experience and Education". With Dewey's conception of the scholar practitioner as a public intellectual engaged in educational practice to transform society, there is the fostering of a learning environment for educators, students, and community that is balanced with the basic needs of daily living. This article provides a closer look at the history of visual arts education, a review of Dewey's philosophy of art experience, and an exploration of why there may be a need for Dewey's philosophy within K-12 art education in the United States.
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Art Education, Visual Arts, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational History
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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