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Lesson Plans


Re: meaning that is age appropriate

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Kathrine Walker (klwalk)
Mon, 14 Apr 1997 08:03:47 CST6CDT


Abigail Housen and Philip Yennawine (formerly of MOMA) have done a
great deal of research on the stages of understanding in art or
aesthetic development. While I do not agree with everything they have
come up with, largely because they have not taken learning styles and
a person's background into account, they do have some interesting
guidelines. Young children are quite capable of Stage I or
Accountive interpretation of art. Uses their senses and personal
associations they weave concrete observations about the work.

I have seen a video of Philip working with children - he lets them
say what they see and interact with each other.

For more information, contact the researchers at Development Through
Art, Inc. 149 Fifth Ave. Room 732, New York , NY 10010
(212)253-9007

Other Stages:
Stage II - Constructivist
Stage III - Classifying Viewers
Stage IV Interpretative Viewers
Stage V Recreative Viewers
Note: There are similarities to Howard Gardner and Project MUSE at
Harvard University.

Kathrine Walker
Education Coordinator
Beach Museum of Art
Kansas State University