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Frois, Joao Pedro; White, Boyd – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2013
In this article we introduce a research strategy that involves the making of visual maps by individuals in response to their interactions with artworks. The maps record the meaning-making processes involved in the encounters and provide us with permanent records of otherwise ephemeral experiences. The case study presented here provides data for…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Comprehension, Workshops, Visual Aids
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White, Boyd – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2011
This paper begins with a brief discussion of aesthetic theory, especially as it relates to art education. Then, to see how theory may apply to practice, it describes an investigation into the manner in which encounters with artworks unfold, how meanings are constructed and values articulated, based on the study of four volunteers' interactions…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Experience, Art Products, Responses
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White, Boyd – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2011
This study introduces one approach to arts-based research, one that emerges from aesthetic encounters and ensuing art criticism. Examples are drawn from one preservice teacher's attempts to write art criticism, both discursive and evocative, based on her personal responses to a chosen artwork. The articulation of her responses is a form of…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Research, Art Criticism, Preservice Teachers
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White, Boyd – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2007
This article describes the learning experiences of three pre-service teachers within a university-level course entitled "Aesthetics and Art Criticism for the Classroom." Discussion is focused on the nature of the meaning-making that emerges from aesthetic encounters and its educational value. Specifically, what can pre-service generalist teachers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Art Criticism, Aesthetics, Art Education
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White, Boyd – Studies in Art Education, 1998
Describes a strategy for heightening university students' awareness within aesthetic encounters. The purpose of these "aesthetigrams" is to improve teaching and learning of aesthetics-in-the-classroom. Discusses research goals, and addresses the possibility of defining "aesthetic experience" based on student records of their encounters. (DSK)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Aesthetics, Art, Art Education