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Week 6 Aesthetic Values

Week 6 Aesthetic Values

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Published by Che'gu Husni

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Published by: Che'gu Husni on Sep 30, 2013
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The Aesthetic Domain

“aisthetickos” – the ability to perceive through the senses.

AESTHETIC DEVELOPMENT  RESPONSIVE  Discovery EXPERIENCES Activities – appreciation of natural beauty  Exposure Activities –appreciation of arts  Evaluation Activities –forming judgments and preferences  PRODUCTIVE  Creative EXPERIENCES Activities –creative expression .

controlled. and naming scribbles 4-7 Representational Preschematic – symbols  Age  Age 7-9 Schematic – highly individualized visual symbols .Stages of Creative Representation  Age 2-4 Scribble – disordered.

Teaching Strategies for Quality Aesthetic Experiences  Model aesthetic awareness and enthusiasm.  Prepare an aesthetics-friendly classroom environment.  Select appropriate music supporting materials.  Organize an art center or “creation station” with appropriate materials. .  Provide a variety of creative movement props.

 Motivate creativity through a variety of strategies.Teaching Strategies for Quality Aesthetic Experiences  Provide props for dramatics. .  Value all aspects of the creative expression process.  Explore the materials before asking children to use them.  Teach children to respect and care for materials.

.  Involve children in music experiences daily.Teaching Strategies for Quality Aesthetic Experiences  Avoid making a product when demonstrating a technique.  Begin each movement experience with a similar routine warm-up and end with a similar cool down.  Provide a large uncluttered space for creative movement.

. analyze.Teaching Strategies for Quality Aesthetic Experiences  Accept children’s own ideas for creative movement.  Utilize the principle of developmental direction in aesthetic teaching.  Discover and use picture book illustrations as works of art. evaluate art.  Use questions to describe.

Teaching Strategies for Quality Aesthetic Experiences  Avoid reinforcing only a realistic approach.  Involve ALL of the children in the arts. .

 Encourage imagining.  Connect creative experiences to a concept  .  Use nonverbal reinforcement.  Show and discuss pictures of real objects.Variety of Strategies to Promote Creativity Direct hands-on time with materials  Examples shown of quality art and beautiful craftsmanship  Demonstrate new techniques.  Role-play idea.  Use of motivational dialogue.

and fingerplays  Use of musical instruments  Field trips to museums  Arts & Crafts  Listen to taped stories  Center-based activities  Easel/paintings  Guest speakers (artists in our town)  Creating songs about topic  Book-making experiences  Murals  Bulletin Boards  . puppets.Ideas for Unit Songs to teach literacy  Poems.

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