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Teaching through Puzzles in the Arts


by Marcia Muelder Eaton 1992

My own experience points to two "lessons" of bad art education: (1) art is not connected to the important aspects of life, and (2) art is mindless activity; one handles art either passively or purely manually. Thought plays no role. Although there are signs that the situation is changing, the questions of how thinking, and, more importantly, critical thinking, can be a part of art education, and how art can be rightfully positioned at the core, not at the periphery, of life (and hence of education) still need attention. The role that the critical analysis of aesthetic puzzles might play here is the subject of this chapter.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 91, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 93 Number 6, 1992, p. 151-168
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18881, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 12:08:36 AM

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