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Re: [Re: One-Point Perspective Site plus bad teaching experience...]

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William & Elizabeth Casey (billnbethcasey)
26 Jul 99 06:22:17 PDT

I think of it as one device - a mathmatical one - that helps us
translate what we know into what we see. when I teach "perspective" to
elem kids, I explain that linear perspective is one of several devices
artists use to create a 3-d illusion on a 2-d surface. others are
overlapping, diminishing size, aerial or atmospheric, color, etc. I
think when I show it to them from that perspective (sorry:), it might be
less intimidating. Also elementary kids love to learn new tricks, and
maybe don't have such a highly developed and fragile identity to deal
with as your MSers. Still would like to see that research...
linda in michigan

This makes so much sense. Children are forming symbolic representations at
earlier ages. It seems like by middle school so many cognitive things are set
in stone (ie. how they make sense of the world around them). I mean, really,
aren't middle schoolers resistant to try almost anything new?? -- Bill

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