I am a undergrade student, expecting to graduate in the spring of 1999. I
am interested in a few topics and would love to start some discussion on
them. Give me some input please.
The first is art therapy----meaning psycological aspects of art as therapy,
as well as hospital usage and inclusion. What are it's advantages and
disadvantages, and what do you consider to be "therauputic"?
The second is Discipline Based Art Education (DBAE)---I must confess that I
do not know that much about it, and would love to hear how it has or hasn't
worked for those that have tried it. What exactly characterizes DBAE? How
does it help with the ever popular topic of classroom management?
The third is a sort of a concept that I would like some opinions on. We
are studying how the brain works on a small scientific level, and how that
relates to learning. There is overwelming evidence that the more
connections that you can make inside the brain, the longer the information
can last. ie: relate lessons to real life. So---by reviewing this, what
are the theories that you have on an integrated curriculum.......meaning
that art relates to one subject, which in turn relates to another subject,
and so on. I believe that by doing this, you can further the interest in
the student, and make complicated subjects more attainable. I know that it
may sound like the dream classroom, but it is worth discussion in my
Thanks for your time.
University of Toledo