Teaching students to critically view art so as to become more reflective and discriminating in their opinions of various art forms.
See also aesthetic education.
Many educators believe that aesthetics education should be infused in all classes, providing another hook for visual learners as they endeavor to incorporate new information into what they already know. Since students can learn to critically view art and relate it to their own lives, the emotional experience evoked by art can facilitate students’ ability to remember newly learned material.
Examples and resources
See the article “Resources for Looking at Art” for Web-based resources for building visual literacy through art.