Event Date/Time: May 12, 2005
End Date/Time: May 12, 2005
A public seminar given by New York City educators in which they tell about the success of the Aesthetic Realism teaching method, the basis of their classroooms lessons. This method, based on the philosophy of Aesthetic Realism, founded by the great American poet and educator Eli Siegel, has been used to teach young people from kindergarten through college in some of the toughest areas of New York City. Based on this principle of Aesthetic Realism by Eli Siegel: "The world, art, and self explain each other: each is the aesthetic oneness of opposites," teachers are able to show through the subjects--science, history, mathematics, reading--that the world has a well-made structure of opposites that can be liked and honestly respected. As students see sense in the world through the subjects they study, they learn, they alse become kinder. "The purpose of all education," Eli Siegel stated, "is to like the world through knowing it." This public seminar will demonstrate the power of this principle and show how through it, students are able to meet rigorous academic standards and love learning!