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The Potential Benefits Of Taking Introduction To Art For Non-Art Major College Students, Chia-Ying Hsieh May 2007

The Potential Benefits Of Taking Introduction To Art For Non-Art Major College Students, Chia-Ying Hsieh

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This research was conducted to discern the potential benefits for non-art majors taking a general art course based on the perspectives of both discipline-based art education (DBAE) and visual culture and art education (VCAE). The research also attempted to ascertain the impact of DBAE and VCAE on the students. DBAE considers art an indispensable part of general education and supports a broad educational mission that promotes building minds and cultivating problem solving, VCAE stresses “meaning making” and active learning. This study demonstrated how the goals or objectives of art education promoted by both DBAE and VCAE are beneficial and crucial ...