EDAR519 Visual Arts Curriculum and Teaching 4
This unit focuses on the nature of aesthetics and art criticism in the context of the visual arts classroom. Preservice teachers are introduced to different aesthetic theories and ways these are located in historical, philosophical, cultural and ideological contexts in visual arts curriculum. Studies of cognition and research on knowing in art are considered in relation to recent research in conceptual development in art and frameworks for aesthetic understanding. The unit examines the place of aesthetic education in the visual arts curriculum.