Enriching Arts Education through Aesthetics examines the use of aesthetic theory as the foundation to design and implement arts activities suitable for integration in school curricula in pre-school and primary school education. This book suggests teaching practices based on the connection between aesthetics and arts education and shows that this kind of integration promotes enriched learning experiences.
The book explores how the core ideas of four main aesthetic approaches – the representationalist, the expressionist, the formalist, and the postmodernist – translate into respective ways of designing and implementing experiential aesthetics-based activities. Containing relevant examples of interventions used in classes, it analyzes the ways in which the combination of different aesthetic approaches can support varied, multifaceted, multimodal and balanced teaching situations in school.
This innovative book will appeal to academics, researchers, professionals and students in the fields of arts education, early childhood and primary education and curriculum studies.
Table of Contents
- THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
- DESIGNING EXPERIENTIAL AESTHETICS-BASED ARTS INTEGRATION PRACTICES
- CONCLUSIONS AND PROPOSALS
4.1. Why conduct these implementations?
4.2. Who participated?
4.3. How were the data collected?
4.4. How were the data analyzed?
4.5. What was implemented? What were the findings?
5.1.Discussion on the findings of the representationalism-based activities
5.2.Discussion on the findings of the expressionism/cognitivism-based activities
5.3.Discussion on the findings of the formalism-based activities
5.4.Discussion on the findings of the postmodernism/contextualism-based activities
5.5.Discussion on the combinations of the activities
Marina Sotiropoulou-Zormpala is Professor in Arts Education at the University of Crete, Greece.
Alexandra Mouriki is Associate Professor of Aesthetics and Aesthetic Education at the University of Patras, Greece.