Saturday, May 13, 2006

Through the Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method Knowledge Opposes Anger--& Students Learn! by Rosemary Plumstead

The Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method makes it possible for students to learn the subject and see, through the opposites, that the world has a structure that is beautiful and related to themselves. "All beauty," Eli Siegel stated, "is a making one of opposites and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves." In this article, originally given at a public presentation on education at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation in New York City, I show how studying the different biomes of the world and also the structure of a tulip leaf, enabled students to like learning science. As I explained about my own life in this article, anger at the world decreases as our like of the world increases. This is one of the most hopeful facts I know. To read this paper in a two-part series, click here.