The arts in education [electronic resource] : an introduction to aesthetics, theory and pedagogy / Mike Fleming
- Fleming, Michael (Michael P.)
- Oxon [England] : Routledge, 2012.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xi, 134 pages)
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Justifying the arts -- Introduction -- Insights from art -- Approaches to justifying the arts -- Dichotomies -- Art and life -- 2.Theories and definitions of art -- Introduction -- Representation -- Form -- Expression -- Aesthetic attitude -- Context -- 3.Influences on teaching the arts -- Introduction -- Progressivism -- Cultural theory -- High and low art -- 4.Research perspectives -- Introduction -- Ways of seeing -- Arts-based research -- Researching the arts -- 5.Historical perspectives -- Introduction -- Continuity and change -- Arts education -- 6.Learning in and learning through the arts -- Introduction -- Learning through -- Learning in -- Space for art -- 7.Creativity -- Introduction -- Questions of definition -- Creativity in arts in education -- 8.Assessment -- Introduction -- Assessment issues -- Exploring dichotomies -- Assessing the arts -- 9.Different arts subjects -- Introduction -- Visual art -- Fiction -- Drama -- Music -- Dance -- Poetry -- 10.Conclusion: the arts, culture and education.
- "Do the arts improve academic achievement? What does it mean to 'teach' art? What should the balance of classic and pop be in the music curriculum? Should we encourage young children on the stage? How do we judge whether what a child produces is good? How do we justify the arts in the curriculum? What should be the balance between form and content when teaching art? The arts in education inspire considerable commitment and passion. However, this is not always matched by clarity of understanding. In this book Mike Fleming introduces the reader to key theoretical questions associated with arts education and clearly explains how these are related to practice. It offers an authoritative account of how ideas relevant to education are addressed by key authors in aesthetics, art theory and cultural studies. Covering all aspects of arts education, the book considers: - Definitions and theories of art - Influences on teaching the arts - Researching the arts - Teaching and learning - Creativity - Assessment. Throughout the book there are examples of practice to illustrate key ideas and a discussion of useful background texts with a summary of content and arguments for further exploration. Written by a leading authority in the field, it is essential reading for students on Arts PGCE and M Level courses, teachers of the arts and policy developers that require more understanding and insight into their practice"--
- 9780203126240 (ebook) and 0203126246 (ebook)
- AVAILABLE ONLINE TO AUTHORIZED PSU USERS.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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