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RE: DBAE response

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Sears, Ellen (
Fri, 4 Dec 1998 17:12:28 -0500

I could have written your note (except I've never heard Eisner speak!)
For years, everything we did was product dirven. I have slowed down the
production and really taken the time for the students to experiment,
analyze, compare, contrast, think, talk, question..... this is time well
spent. I have had great feedback from parents on their child's ability to
identify and talk about art they see. Their knowledge of art history,
cultures etc. also encourages them when they work in the room.

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> From: rojul
> Sent: Thursday, December 3, 1998 11:42 PM
> To: RWilk85411
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: DBAE response
> Hi everyone.
> I have been enjoying greatly the discussion about the pros and cons of
> DBAE. I consider myself having used the core of DBAE for many years now
> and
> with what I would call great results. By that I mean that it is
> noticable(very much so) that my students are learning more about art than
> ever before. That means that their artworks(productions)are getting very
> much better all the time. They shine with creativity. And they are also
> enjoying tremendously to learn art history and to discuss about art; their
> own artwork, their fellow studentīs artwork and of course many very
> different kinds of artworks from the history of art through the ages. I
> actually believe that this addition helps very much to let their
> creativity
> blossom. Yes I believe you donīt teach creativity, you nourish it and help
> it grow and blossom.
> I have not had any direct training in DBAE but I have read everything I
> have been able to find on the matter and this summer we in Iceland were so
> fortunate to have Elliot Eisner as a guest speaker at a conference in
> Reykjavik. And that was a great addition to what I allready had read and
> learned on my own.
> In other words I would never go back to teach only art production. DBAE
> gives art teaching the deapth that it needs to be taken seriously, but
> most
> of all it broadens our students art education and nourishes their
> creativity.
> Best regards from the far north, Rosa