Happening Now: Aesthetic Foundations of Education
Some of us who attended last week's Think360 Creative Institute for Teaching workshops are now apart of Dr. Bruce Uhrmacher's Aesthetic Foundations of Education course at the University of Denver. Here, we receive a more in-depth dose of the theoretical framework of CRISPA and aesthetic learning in the classroom. Now, although the word 'theoretical' may not bring a past aesthetic experience to mind, in this class we learn these theoretical frameworks through aesthetic learning. For example, in one week we attended classroom sessions at the Denver Art Museum and the Denver Zoo, then brought those experiences back to discuss in a classroom setting about how to create our own experiences into lesson plans that can be translated back to our students. Important to note, CRISPA is so flexible that it applies to those that are non-academia, as well as those in a university setting. CRISPA is for all!
If you would like to bring CRISPA to a school or university near you, contact Dr. Bruce Uhrmacher at email@example.com .
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"Formal education is stimulated by entities such as an art museum. How can we transform formal education to be 'art'?"
-Reggie Gwinn, Elementary & Middle School Theatre
Perceptual Teaching and Learning (CRISPA) depicts research-based strategies that have been shown to enrich standards-based instruction, to enliven the curriculum planning process, and to provide ways for students and teachers to explore their creativity and innovation.
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