The Arts and the Creation of Mind

  • September 6, 2011
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Eisner argues for the inclusion of aesthetics as a core element of the school curriculum for all children.


 

Author: Elliot Eisner

Eisner presents strong arguments for the inclusion of aesthetics as a core element of the school curriculum for all children, and his arguments, though geared more toward early childhood development, are relevant to integrating the arts into post-secondary education. By analyzing student artwork as well as vignettes of good teaching, Eisner delves into both the theoretical and the practical applications of his insights. He firmly addresses assessment and evaluation in the arts, proposing a shift from the evaluation of outcomes to the evaluation of process. He also recommends an ongoing practice of criticism, engaged in by students and teachers together in the classroom, with the intention of improving both student work and programs of instruction. (Description provided by the publisher.)

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Eisner, Elliot. The arts and the creation of mind.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004.