The Aesthetics and Education Primer is intended for anyone interested in the topic of aesthetics and how it can influence directions in education. The text is suitable for adoption for university courses that address the topic of aesthetics specifically, but also art education, values education, philosophy of education, and qualitative research methods. While examples are frequently taken from art, the primer is applicable beyond the discipline of aesthetic education. The text approaches its topic from two directions. First, there is a theoretical and philosophical section, providing a historical context for the term qaesthetics.q It then provides a practical application, describing a research protocol that examines how participants respond to, record and reflect on their aesthetic encounters. These activities result in a merging of aesthetic responses and, in the examples provided, art criticism. The implication is that the exercise could be extended to include other educational disciplinary foci as well. The research clearly indicates emerging patterns of self and social awareness that result from subjects' participation.Retrieved September 1 5, 2008, from http:/ / books.google.ca/books?id= t5hPRoauQ5QC Howard, Richard (2004). ... Retrieved November 15, 2008, from www. britannica.com/LBchecked/ topic/ 461 84/ axiology Plato. ... Sept 8, 2008 from http://classics.mit.edu/ Plato/ cratylus.html The Republic: Retrieved December 7, 2008, from http:/ / classics. mit.edu/Plato/ ... 2008, from http:/ / ebooks. adelaide.edu.au/ p/ plato/ p71sy/ symposium, html Pope, Alexander (171 1) Essay on criticism.
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