Art criticism and aesthetics activities for fourth and fifth graders: Design, implementation and exploration of students' responses

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/278666
Title:
Art criticism and aesthetics activities for fourth and fifth graders: Design, implementation and exploration of students' responses
Author:
Christopher-Yarrington, Laura
Issue Date:
1998
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study explored two areas: (1) teacher implementation of aesthetic and critical activities in the classroom; and (2) the nature of fourth and fifth grade students' responses during such activities. A series of lessons were designed and taught to fourth and fifth grade students. The study had two goals: (1) to solicit responses from the students that would illustrate their cognitive levels and their stages of understanding art; and (2) to provide a venue by which the researcher would assess her ability to design and facilitate philosophical and interpretive activities. Data from the study indicates that these students recognize expressive qualities of portraits, understand basic symbolism, apply the concept of figurative expression to their own abstract representations, and give clearly stated reasons for their aesthetic beliefs. Reflections on the teacher's participation in the study indicate need for fine tuning of questioning and facilitating strategies, and a greater historical knowledge of art and aesthetic theories.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Education, Art.; Education, Elementary.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Art
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Garber, Elizabeth

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleArt criticism and aesthetics activities for fourth and fifth graders: Design, implementation and exploration of students' responsesen_US
dc.creatorChristopher-Yarrington, Lauraen_US
dc.contributor.authorChristopher-Yarrington, Lauraen_US
dc.date.issued1998en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study explored two areas: (1) teacher implementation of aesthetic and critical activities in the classroom; and (2) the nature of fourth and fifth grade students' responses during such activities. A series of lessons were designed and taught to fourth and fifth grade students. The study had two goals: (1) to solicit responses from the students that would illustrate their cognitive levels and their stages of understanding art; and (2) to provide a venue by which the researcher would assess her ability to design and facilitate philosophical and interpretive activities. Data from the study indicates that these students recognize expressive qualities of portraits, understand basic symbolism, apply the concept of figurative expression to their own abstract representations, and give clearly stated reasons for their aesthetic beliefs. Reflections on the teacher's participation in the study indicate need for fine tuning of questioning and facilitating strategies, and a greater historical knowledge of art and aesthetic theories.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Art.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Elementary.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArten_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorGarber, Elizabethen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1391059en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b38785390en_US
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