DISCIPLINE-BASED ARTS EDUCATION
Discipline-based arts education is a comprehensive approach to instruction and learning in visual art derived primarily from the disciplines of aesthetics, art criticism, art history, and art production. Each discipline provides a different lens or perspective from which to view, understand, and value works of art, as well as the world in which art objects are created.
Starting in 1988, the Southeast Center applied the DBAE approach to music, theatre and dance developing a discipline-based multi-arts approach to education. The model continues to evolve, expanding to include both the rigorous study of the arts and authentic connections with other subjects. The approach is now often referred to as comprehensive arts education.
The following articles can be downloaded and printed:
Stephen Mark Dobbs, Learning In and Through Art
Brent Wilson, The Quiet Evolution: Changing the Face of Arts Education