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Artistry in education and aesthetic education : a report of arts-based staff training and learning

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dc.contributor.author Pretorius, J.P.H.
dc.contributor.author Von Maltitz, M.J.
dc.contributor.other Central University of Technology, Free State, Bloemfontein
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-29T14:25:11Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-29T14:25:11Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.issn 16844998
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/573
dc.description Published Article en_US
dc.description.abstract The central theme of this article is to investigate the potential advantages to school management and teacher training in South Africa of an aesthetic approach or arts-based staff development. It is argued that the field of education with its specific body of professional and scientific knowledge seems unable to offer satisfying solutions to pressing problems in post-apartheid South African schools. It is suggested that the arts should be explored for answers and solutions. The opinions and attitudes of school management teams from some of the poorest schools in the Free State Province of South Africa were analysed in order to gauge whether any positive change had occurred in their professional knowledge, confidence and self awareness after the said teams had been exposed to arts-based staff training and learning workshops. The positive change that was detected may be ascribable to the application of an aesthetic approach being followed during in-service workshops. Statistical analysis of the pre- and post-unit responses of 117 attendants of management training workshops indicated that there had indeed been some statistically significant improvements in their professional knowledge, in their confidence as managers and in their perception of themselves as educational artists. Most appear to have been quite prepared to see themselves as educational artists. The positive changes could provide some encouragement and a kind of quantitative basis for the advocates of aesthetic education. en_US
dc.format.extent 5 055 688 bytes, 1 file
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Journal for New Generation Sciences, Vol 8, Issue 3: Central University of Technology, Free State, Bloemfontein
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal for New Generation Sciences;Vol 8, Issue 3
dc.subject Aesthetic education en_US
dc.subject Aesthetic learning en_US
dc.subject Curriculum management en_US
dc.subject Teacher training and learning en_US
dc.title Artistry in education and aesthetic education : a report of arts-based staff training and learning en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Central University of Technology, Free State, Bloemfontein

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