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ERIC Number: EJ1174449
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
Children as Observational Film-Makers: A Deweyan Approach to Researching Primary School Children's Experience as They Make Art
Meager, Nigel
Education 3-13, v46 n4 p411-423 2018
Dewey's philosophy of experience has aesthetic experience at its core as he melds artificial dualities between thinking and experiencing [Dewey, J. 1934. "Art as Experience." In "John Dewey the Later Works," 1925-1953, Vol. 10. 1988, edited by J. Boydston, 1-352. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press]. This deeply empirical approach underpins a form of art education research, which draws on participant observational film-making in social anthropology. Pedagogy for developing a video camera technique enables primary school children (10 to 11 years old) to use cameras in an observational style. Despite methodological dissonances in this approach, observational film-making offers an empirical means to ensure that vital qualities in children's experience making art such as the aesthetic and material are not lost through the scientificity of education research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Cambridge)
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