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Art and Cognition: Integrating the Visual Arts in the by Arthur D. Efland

By Arthur D. Efland

An exam of the cognitive implications of schooling within the arts to determine how, or even if, contributors can increase their powers of idea 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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His book Thought and Language was published in 1934. Two years after its initial publication, it was suppressed by the Soviet authorities and remained suppressed for more than 20 years, not making a reappearance until 1956. English translations did not become available until 1962. For these reasons, Vygotsky’s psychological concepts were relatively unknown outside of the former Soviet Union. Guillermo Blanck summarizes the major features of Vygotskian psychology that are relevant for education.

1 summarizes Parsons’s five stages, provides examples of verbal statements characteristic of each stage, and describes the psychological factors that operate at each stage of development. 1. Parsons’s Developmental Stages for Understanding Art Stage Verbal Indicators Psychological Attributes 1. ” Pleasure is the organizing principle. 2. Beauty and realism (age 10): Good and bad art differentiated on the basis of pictorial content “It’s gross! ” Representation becomes the operative idea. Attractive subject matter and realistic representation are objective grounds for judgments.

As noted earlier, Piaget ascribed lesser importance to subjects like art and music, which involve affect. Affect was seen by him as the energetics of the behavior pattern, whereas the cognitive aspect was concerned with the structure of the pattern. The evolution of cognitive structures was the principal object of his research. The feminist critique. Indeed, the separation of emotion from intellect was seen by Piaget as a necessary step in the progress of the mind moving toward the stage of formal operations.

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