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> From: rojul
> Sent: Thursday, December 3, 1998 11:42 PM
> To: RWilk85411
> Cc: artsednet.edu
> 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
> 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
> 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
> of all it broadens our students art education and nourishes their
> Best regards from the far north, Rosa