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Nikolajeva, Maria – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2010
This semiotically informed article problematizes the concept of literacy as an aesthetic activity rather than reading skills and offers strategies for assessing young readers' understanding of fictional texts. Although not based on empirical research, the essay refers to and theorizes from extensive field studies of children's responses to…
Descriptors: Field Studies, Educational Research, Reading Skills, Literacy
Kincheloe, Joe L., Ed.; Hayes, Kecia, Ed.; Rose, Karel, Ed.; Anderson, Philip M., Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2007
Maintaining that urban teaching and learning is characterized by many contradictions, this book proposes that there is a wide range of social, cultural, psychological, and pedagogical knowledge urban educators must possess in order to engage in effective and transformative practice. It is necessary for those teaching in urban schools to be…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Urban Schools, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Urban Education
Moses, Lisa F.; Aldridge, Jerry; Cellitti, Anarella; McCorquodale, Gwenyth – 2003
Noting that children in every corner of the planet are affected by war or the threat of war, this booklet for parents and early childhood educators provides an introduction to children's fears concerning armed conflict and terrorist attacks and offers strategies for helping children work through their fears. The chapters are as follows: (1)…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Affective Behavior, Age, Bibliotherapy
Thompson, Kimberly Boehler; Loftus, Diana Standing – 1995
Based on concepts of discipline-based art education, this instructional resource presents art experiences which use a variety of media to integrate art across the curriculum. Basic concepts of art are introduced in the first five lessons. The remaining 14 lessons are aimed at developing knowledge and skill bases in art processes, skills, media,…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Art, Art Activities, Art Criticism
Foster-Harrison, Elizabeth S.; Adams-Bullock, Ann – 1998
This booklet presents suggestions for teachers, administrators, and parents about how to make a school better by improving the physical environment. Information comes from a study that analyzed environmental features which helped make a difference to students, teachers, and parents. During 1995-1997, two researchers examined classroom environments…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Classroom Environment, Classroom Furniture, Elementary Education
Stewart, Marilyn G. – 1997
Strategy guidelines for including aesthetics as part of K-12 art instruction are provided in this text. In addition to providing a rationale for inclusion of philosophical inquiry in the K-12 art program, the guide provides information about theories of art, suggestions for planning, sample programs and lessons outcomes or objectives, and examples…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Art Education, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Secondary Education
Gamble, Harriet; Gamble, David – 1994
This lesson in multi-color printing utilizes a simple, commercially available printmaking technique. The lesson incorporates art history, aesthetics, criticism, and personal expression in reinterpreting the technique of a famous artist or artistic style. The plan includes lesson goals and objectives; background preparation; a glossary of terms; a…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Art Activities, Art Education, Art History
Sipley, Kenneth L. – 1995
This paper presents ways art educators can participate in a more holistic approach to education. The document outlines the following premises: (1) students will be consumers of art and determine what art they choose to consume, which requires a systematic and thorough grounding in critical evaluation if they are to make good decisions; (2)…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Art Appreciation, Art Education, Curriculum Guides
Alger, Sandra L. H. – 1995
This teacher's guide gives directions, models, and illustrations for 24 games in art history, criticism, aesthetics, and art production. The games present specific art concepts and vocabulary based on clearly stated objectives and they can be adapted to a variety of lesson types. The goal of each activity is to encourage students to engage in…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Art Activities, Art Criticism, Art Education
Agostino, Francita; Bellessis, Martyna Ryder – 1995
These activity/workbooks use drawings done in the style of great women artists in order to promote a knowledge of female art history through a variety of educational experiences. Volume 1 and 2 present 26 women artists (one for each letter of the alphabet) that can be used as an entire year's curriculum. Volume 1 features artists whose names begin…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Art Activities, Art Education, Art History
Kaagan, Stephen S. – 1990
This paper is intended to support art education advocates and policymakers as they formulate strategies for broadening the base of school offered visual art experiences through discipline-based art education (DBAE). The study is divided into three sections. The first section of the paper concerns assumptions, ideas, and perspectives underlying the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Advocacy, Aesthetics, Art Education
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Lloyd, Bob – Art Education, 1997
Characterizes much of the current postmodernist art design as capricious and self-indulgent. Explicates three fundamental concepts from the modernist school: a notion of order; clarity of form and space; and significant contrast. Criticizes current design for its emphasis on novelty and systematic violation. (MJP)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Aesthetic Values, Aesthetics, Art Education
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Ecker, David W. – Art Education, 1997
Reprint of the 1966 article as a representative example of thinking about art education during the 1960s. Reiterates the need for aesthetic judgement in art education and discusses those characteristics and approaches that render a judgement valid. Maintains that justification or an aesthetic opinion should be descriptive rather than explanatory.…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Aesthetics, Art Education, Art Expression
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Hamblen, Karen A.; Galanes, Camille – Art Education, 1997
Outlines six instructional approaches to aesthetics and discusses the instructional applications of these approaches. Assesses their feasibility for classroom practice and places them in relation to established educational rationales. Considers multicultural aesthetics, humanist applications, populist applications, studio instruction applications,…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Aesthetics, Art Education, Art Expression
Reynolds, Nancy Walkup – 1992
The art lessons presented in this teaching guide are concept-centered and integrate the four disciplines of art: art production, art history, art criticism, and aesthetics. Individual units are organized by the elements of art (line, value, texture, color, shape, form, and space) and the principles of design (balance, emphasis, contrast, variety,…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Art, Art Activities, Art Criticism
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