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ERIC Number: EJ871983
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
What Education Can Learn from the Arts
Eisner, Elliot
Art Education, v62 n2 p6-9 Mar 2009
This article presents the author's lecture presented at the 2008 National Art Education Association (NAEA) convention. This lecture examines not what educators can learn from science but what educators can learn from the arts. The author's thesis is that the improvement of education is made possible not only by understandings promoted through scientific methods, but also those promoted through methods that are deeply rooted in the arts. The author identifies eight ideas embedded in artistic practice that are relevant for the improvement of education. In that sense, the author aims to provide an iconoclastic vision of the ways in which schools and educational practice more generally can provide a foundational base for making educational practice more effective. (Contains 8 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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