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Aesthetic Sensibility & Creativity in Education: through the experience of an arts integrated project

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This seminar reflects on how the Arts integrated approach in Education may enhance aesthetic sensibility and creative attitudes above other more pragmatic or instrumental knowledge and skills. Argumentation will take into account other issues related to the notions of creativity and sensibility in arts education, such as: 1) Facing external restrictions to achieve an internal purpose, according to Eisner´s idea of art education; 2) Risking self-efficacy and self-concept by accepting possible failures, according to the sense of vulnerability in A. McIntyre. 3) Opening and exposing intimacy to others as a self-donation, according to the notion of person in L. Polo. 4) Relying on team support, according to McIntyre’s explanation of dependence as reliance.

Reflection will be referred to the practice of art team work. Dealing with creative team work helps students to get engaged with common goods and interests at the same time they experience the aesthetic pleasure of self-achievement being materialized in concrete art performance.

Dr. Carmen Urpi is a lecturer in the area of Theory and History of Education in the Department of Education at University of Navarra where she teaches courses related to Visual Arts and Aesthetics in Education for undergraduate and postgraduate studies (MA and PhD). Her research spans the range of Arts and Aesthetics in Education from a wide approach which includes school formal context and other non-formal contexts such as museums or media, and the connections between them.

This talk is part of the Pedagogy, Language, Arts & Culture in Education (PLACE) Group Seminars series.

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