By Arthur D. Efland
An exam of the cognitive implications of schooling within the arts to work out how, or even if, contributors can advance their powers of inspiration extra totally via widening their realizing of the humanities. the writer discusses 3 difficulties which can impact the prestige of arts in the lecture room.
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One may call into question the concepts and values constructed within a scholarly tradition, and may affirm or amend accepted views in the light of one’s understanding. ” 30 ART AND COGNITION Although Parsons does not describe the changes in aesthetic development using the assimilation–accommodation terminology of Piaget, we could fit his observations within that paradigm. The first stage is almost lacking any form of differentiation, not even between good and bad art. However, by the time individuals reach the age of 9 or 10, they have developed very specific ideas of what is good or bad art, ideas linked to the imitation of good or bad people or things.
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Art and Cognition: Integrating the Visual Arts in the Curriculum by Arthur D. Efland