Defense Date

3-6-2007

Graduation Date

2007

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

dissertation

Degree Name

EdD

Department

Instructional Technology (EdDIT)

School

School of Education

Committee Chair

Gary Shank

Committee Member

Peter Miller

Committee Member

Wayne Brinda

Keywords

aesthetic education, imagination, Instructional Technology, Maxine Greene, philosophical inquiry

Abstract

This qualitative study is a journey--an attempt to translate personal experience and theory into a practical philosophical guide for teachers who desire to utilize the rich palette of technology in broad, meaningful ways. It begins with a reflection upon the impact that aesthetic educational theory has had on my teaching practices with technology. The project then moves on to identify and define the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of both Instructional Technology and aesthetic education, seeking to locate common elements which will assist in merging the two disciplines. Through examining the demands of various qualitative methods to the purpose of this project, philosophical inquiry is identified as the most appropriate framework. In sharing the ongoing conversations I have had with Dr. Maxine Greene, the top scholar in aesthetic education of our time, the reader will begin to see the potential impact that aesthetic educational practices hold for the field of Instructional Technology. Finally, principles for employing aesthetics through technology will be offered, as well as ideas for refining personal practice and suggestions for future research.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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