9780300105117

The Arts and the Creation of Mind

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  • ISBN13:

    9780300105117

  • ISBN10:

    0300105118

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2004-09-10
  • Publisher: Yale University Press

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Summary

Learning in and through the arts can develop complex and subtle aspects of the mind, argues Elliot Eisner in this engrossing book. Offering a rich array of examples, he describes different approaches to the teaching of the arts and shows how these refine forms of thinking that are valuable in dealing with our daily life "Not since John Dewey has an American author written about art, education, and the creation of mind with such power and sensitivity."Michael Day,International Journal of Arts Education "A primer for the future. . . . This book will serve as an inspiration for those needing the language to convince policy makers and curriculum developers of the value of the arts in education, while also serving as a vehicle for illustrating the educational aspirations the very best education can offer."Rita L. Irwin,Journal of Critical Inquiry Into Curriculum and Instruction "[Eisner] has composed a text that is as insightful and inspirational as the educational research he envisions."James G. Henderson,International Journal of Education & the Arts

Author Biography

Elliot W. Eisner is Lee Jacks Professor of Education and Professor of Art at Stanford University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
1 The Role of the Arts in Transforming Consciousness
1(24)
2 Visions and Versions of Arts Education
25(21)
3 Teaching the Visual Arts
46(24)
4 What the Arts Teach and How It Shows
70(23)
5 Describing Learning in the Visual Arts
93(55)
6 The Centrality of Curriculum and the Function of Standards
148(30)
7 The Educational Uses of Assessment and Evaluation in the Arts
178(18)
8 What Education Can Learn from the Arts
196(13)
9 An Agenda for Research in Arts Education
209(21)
10 Summary and Significance 230(13)
Notes 243(11)
Index 254

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