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2002

Marshall University

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The Use Of Aesthetics In A Comprehensive Art Curriculum, Michelle Lynn Loudermilk Jan 2002

The Use Of Aesthetics In A Comprehensive Art Curriculum, Michelle Lynn Loudermilk

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This study focuses on using aesthetics in the art education curriculum. It also suggests a variety of approaches through which art educators may implement aesthetics in the classroom. Discussions of aesthetics were found in writings of Plato and Aristotle and continue to this day. Philosophers have defined aesthetics as a theory of the beautiful. Educators took this idea a step further in developing curricula and methods of educating that include aesthetics. It has been said in art education literature that aesthetics gives those who practice it a more complete understanding of art. To show the extent of benefits that aesthetics ...