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ERIC Number: EJ1168789
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1476-8062
Visual-Spatial Art and Design Literacy as a Prelude to Aesthetic Growth
Lerner, Fern
International Journal of Art & Design Education, v37 n1 p65-73 Feb 2018
In bridging ideas from the forum of visual-spatial learning with those of art and design learning, inspiration is taken from Piaget who explained that the evolution of spatial cognition occurs through perception, as well as through thought and imagination. Insights are embraced from interdisciplinary educational theorists, intertwining and dividing their contributions along Piaget's lines into three interrelated aspects: perceptual, intellectual, and imaginative. In the quest for early literacy, the perception and ordering of universals of form, the formation and wielding of internal intellectual constructs, and the construction of metaphorical and imaginative ideas and creations are all involved in aesthetic growth. With further understanding, the arena of visual-spatial learning as enhanced by art and design learning, may find more inclusion in general education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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