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Geahigan, George – Studies in Art Education, 1976
Article is a criticism of the document "Guidelines" published by the Aesthetic Education Curriculum program. The need for standardization of language and definition of concepts in aesthetic education is emphasized. (RW)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Education, Course Content, Curriculum Guides
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Geahigan, George – Studies in Art Education, 1999
Argues that current models of art criticism distort the actual discourse of critics and force educators to rely upon a problematic instructional method: classroom recitation. Suggests that critical inquiry, rather than critical discourse, is a more fruitful concept for structuring art criticism instruction and proposes a model based on this…
Descriptors: Art Criticism, Art Education, Educational History, Educational Philosophy
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Geahigan, George – Studies in Art Education, 1999
Contends that the concept of description educators present in their art criticism models differs from the concept of description in ordinary language; instead, it is a technical concept borrowed from the literature of aesthetics. Delineates differences between each concept, describes how the confusion arose, and discusses implications for art…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Art Criticism, Art Education, Concept Formation
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Geahigan, George – Studies in Art Education, 1998
Points out shortcomings of instructional methods derived from art criticism, viewed either as a set of procedures for critiquing artwork or as metacognitive principles for reflective thinking about artwork. Proposes a model of critical-inquiry instruction based upon three instructional activities: personal response, student research, and concept…
Descriptors: Art, Art Criticism, Art Education, Critical Thinking
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Geahigan, George – Studies in Art Education, 1985
The central policy issue in the elitist-populist controversy is what works of art are to be included in curricula. Elitists defend the choice of exemplary pieces of art as instructional materials; populists find this advocacy of exemplars restrictive. How the choice of aesthetic exemplars constitutes a curriculum issue is discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Aesthetic Values, Art Education, Curriculum Problems
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Geahigan, George – Studies in Art Education, 1980
The author examines the nature of metacritical writing as a distinct form of inquiry within the literature of arts education. He makes a number of generalizations about such writings and maintains that there are several logically distinct kinds of tasks which writers undertake when they theorize about art criticism. (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Education, Definitions, Literature Reviews
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Geahigan, Priscilla; Geahigan, George – Studies in Art Education, 1982
Presents a set of general guidelines for computer literature searches specifically geared to the needs of art education researchers. Two basic modes of accessing information from databases are discussed and the use of Boolian logical operators in structuring searches is explained. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Guidelines, Information Retrieval