Washington & Lafayette at Mount Vernon, Rossiter & Mignot. Met.
Survey. Noticing the work of art. Describe. Analyze. Interpret. Reflect.
Aesthetic Education requires that teachers create a space for learning that is conducive to each learner. Teachers who attend each student’s learning style through a medium that vitalizes his or her own life can only define this boundary. This philosophic awareness of the limited and unlimited capacity of the individual as a learner is what makes the arts particularly useful as a learning apparatus.
The use of technology in learning requires a shift in thinking from physical practice to virtual practice. The cultural shift to technology brought about by science presents a new reality that shifts perception to the conceptual and virtual thereby opening a new electronic literacy. The goal of education in the age of hypermedia should be restated as aesthetic reflection that sets mental powers into action by physically and virtually acting on the media of life. The objective of this research is to use hypermedia (Internet, Blackboard, Podcasts and U-Tube) to open individuals to a broader, world community that can share ideas, creative production and global research.