I am a little hesitant to respond because I still
haven't been able to take in much background
literature., but here goes...
--- Esa Tipton <email@example.com> wrote:
It questions the dialogue we have learned
> to repeat about what is important and from my point
of view, let's our students engage with the material
> from new reference points.
I'm fine with this perspective,
I'm not too crazy Crispin's viewpoints on aesthetics:
> I'd like to go back to Crispin's thinking by saying
> that aesthetics, as it as evolved, is not really
> intended for the non-educated layperson to
> or for that matter, the post-modern aesthetic
displayed in museums. It is a specialized field of
> study for intellectuals in academic circles.
It's just a little bit dismissive, at least to me as
an educator. But I will consider it.
My unfounded impression is that Crispin is the
equivilant of a postmodern Clive Bell, in the sense
that you get it or you don't.
> I will go further that the model we use in DBAE is
> structurally flawed in terms of incorporating what
> know about visual processing and brain-based
> how students best learn and how to engage them in
> their own processes.
brain based - meaning making multiple connections and
activating whatever it is that gets activated when we
base things on our experiences and prior knowledge,
etc.? I don't know anything about visual processing
at this point... Is this about content/context
issues? I am interested in finding out more. Is this
something that has also been written about that
specifically addresses DBAE?
Dawn in Houston
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