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ERIC Number: EJ1074515
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-3667
The Necessity of Teaching for Aesthetic Learning Experiences in Undergraduate General Education Science
Biscotte, Stephen
Journal of General Education, v64 n3 p242-254 2015
Students should have aesthetic experiences to be fully engaged in science learning at any level. A general education science instructor can foster opportunities for aesthetic educative learning experiences enabling student growth. Drawing on the work of John Dewey and expanding on others in the field, Uhrmacher identifies the characteristics of the aesthetic experience, which include, but are not limited to, connections, active engagement, sensory experience, perceptivity, risk taking, and imagination. I argue that if instructors are not attending to these aesthetic characteristics, then students are not doing (learning) science and will therefore fail to meet any valuable outcomes identified for general education science.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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