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ERIC Number: EJ1070400
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1085-4908
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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