Aesthetic Valuing in the Arts_Questions

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Dr. K. Kratochvil, Aesthetic Valuing Aesthetic Valuing in the Arts What is the Question? The key to aesthetic valuing is the question!  The challenge that educators in the  arts face is what question to ask at what time in order to forward our student’s curiosity,  imagination, understanding and cognitive development.  The following is a compilation  of questions and question asking strategies for use with students from a variety of  sources. I.  Essential Questions about Art:  Maxine Green A.  What did you see? B.  What did you hear? C.  What did you feel? II.  Finding, Posing and Exploring Problems in Works of Art:  Thoughts from Project Zero, Harvard University A.  Problem Finding:   Noticing problems or puzzles involves adopting a question-asking  and wondering stance and developing alertness to anomalies, puzzles, surprises, and  mysteries.  Problem finding activities encourage participants to think flexibly, to use their  imagination, to probe the surface of things, to look beyond the obvious, to explore the  unknown, and to take charge of their own learning.  If participants are engaging in  problem finding, we would expect to hear three kinds of questions (as characterized by  the prototypical examples here): A. Getting Clear Questions or Questions of Clarification :  What is that object in the  left corner?  What is the title of the piece?  Is that a face in the background?  Feelings of puzzlement and confusion are often signs that indicate where to ask  getting clear questions.   B. Finding Out More Questions :  Do we know anything about the time frame in  which this was painted?  What is the setting of the play? C. Puzzle - Finding Questions:   Why might the artist have chosen to paint the houses  upside down?  Why didn’t the playwright tell us what happened to a particular  character as the play ended? B.  Problem Posing:  
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