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Communication Analysis

Problem Solving

Valuing in Decision-Making
Social Interaction Developing a Global Perspective Effective Citizenship Aesthetic Engagement


Aesthetic Engagement

"Aesthetic Engagement is the student's ability to participate in the arts, both a creator and as active audience member."

"Educators recognize that participation in the arts is not an elective aspect of education, but an integral component of student development as critical thinkers and learners."
(2005). Ability-based learning outcomes, p. 57.


Statements of the Ability

Over time the statements describing Aesthetic Engagement have evolved and changed. Below are links to statements of the ability (from the "4-pagers") used from 1973 to the present:

1973 Aesthetic Engagement Ability Statement - Version 1

1983 Aesthetic Engagement Ability Statement - version 3

1988 Aesthetic Engagement Ability Statement - version 5

1991 Aesthetic Engagement Ability Statement - version 7

1994 Aesthetic Engagement Ability Statement - version 9

1994 Aesthetic Engagement Ability Statement - version 10

1996 Aesthetic Engagement Ability Statement - version 11

1996 Aesthetic Engagement Ability Statement - version 12

2000 Aesthetic Engagement Ability Statement - version 13

2005 Aesthetic Engagement Ability Statement - version 15


1980 Aesthetic Engagement Ability Statement - version 2

1985 Aesthetic Engagement Ability Statement - version 4

1989 Aesthetic Engagement Ability Statement - version 6

1992 Aesthetic Engagement Ability Statement - version 8

1994 Aesthetic Engagement Ability Statement - version 9b

1994 Aesthetic Engagement Ability Statement - version 10b

1996 Aesthetic Engagement Ability Statement - version 11b

1996 Aesthetic Engagement Ability Statement - version 12b

2002 Aesthetic Engagement Ability Statement - version 14

2010 Aesthetic Engagement Ability Statement - version 16

 

Name Changes

Develop Knowledge, Understanding, and Responsiveness to the Arts and Knowledge and Understanding of the Humanities
(Green Bible, August 1973)

Understanding and Responding to Arts and Humanities (1974)
Educated Responsiveness to the arts and Humanities (1976)
Aesthetic Response (1981)
Aesthetic Responses (1984)
Aesthetic Responsiveness (1985)
Aesthetic Response (1992)
Aesthetic Engagement (2002)



Leadership

Robert Pitman Chair, 1974-1975
Mary Hueller Chair, 1975-1977
Susan Siefert Chair, 1977-1978
Christine Trimberger Chair, 1978-1979
Timothy Riordan Chair, 1979-1981
Judith Stanley Chair, 1981-1989
Amy Shapiro Chair, 1991-1993
Jonathan Little Chair, 1993-1997
Marian Czarnik Chair, 1997-2004
Amy Shapiro Acting Chair, Spring 2001
Dara Larson Chair, 2004-2006
Kathryn Gilbert Chair, 2006- 2007
Dara Larson Chair, 2007-

 

Articles from Alverno Publications on Aesthetic Engagement

(2009) Aesthetic Engagement leads to growth, civic dialogue. Alverno Magazine, pgs.15-16 [PDF]

(2009) Art and activism: vital for our humanity. Alverno Magazine, pgs.18-19 [PDF]