Aesthetic Teaching: Seeking a Balance between Teaching Arts and Teaching through the Arts

Marina Sotiropoulou-Zormpala
2012 Arts education policy review  
The account aims to show a practice between the teaching between geography and art, associated to relief and soil, developed in an elective school subject (to students from 6 th and 7 th grades) named "geoart": relief and soil. The practice was carried out at Joaquim Francisco de Sousa Filho School, a full-time school located in Presidente Kennedy, a neighborhood in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil. For this purpose, art was adopted as expression, where its is possible to expand students" intelligence
more » ... ents" intelligence and perceptive skills throughout different forms and languages. As forgeography, the function is to analyze the integrating action of natural and social events, which encourages criticality. By associating both school subjects, it is promoted a consistence in meanings beyond knowledge. The approaches focused unusual natural forms of relief and soil, listing the connection of nature components and the importance in preserve them. After a geographical knowledge which covers the highlighted areas (Pedra Furada (The Holed Stone) in Jericoacoara, Pedra do Frade e da Freira (The Friar and Nun"s stone) and Dedo de Deus (The Finger of God)), such rocky formations would be represented by modeling clay and soil pigments, linking theory to practice through the art of reinvention.
doi:10.1080/10632913.2012.719419 fatcat:rldovnyf3ze6jmnsfyiuastjxa