Book Chapter

Teaching for the Aesthetic, Teaching as Aesthetic

C Sinclair

Education in the Arts | Oxford University Press | Published : 2017

Abstract

In this chapter, Christine Sinclair discusses some of the ways that the notion of the ‘aesthetic’ is understood and practised in school settings. She presents it as one of the essential principles in arts education, and then signposts some of the ways that teachers of the arts might approach the scaffolding of aesthetic experiences and aesthetic learning for their students, while also addressing its potentially problematic nature. The chapter concludes with a closer look at the aesthetics of teaching and advances the argument that there is artistry in the act of teaching.