Published: May 2009
Nikos Andreadakis, Manolis Dafermοs, Lida Thasiti, Philia Issari, Maria Kaila, Thaleia Kallianta, Panagiotis A. Kanellopoulos, Ilias E. Kourkoutas, Ioannis Makris, Katerina Mavrantonaki, Venetia Mpali, , Giota Xanthakou Angeliki Polyzou, Marios A. Pourkos, Dimitris Prousalis, Giorgos Sakellarides,Dimitra Sacharidou, Despina Stamatopoulou, Agni Stroumpouli, Marina Sotiripoulou-Zormbala, Stamatis N. Philippides, Konstantinos Christidis
This interdisciplinary volume offers a comprehensive discussion of important theoretical and research issues regarding the psychological and psycho-pedagogical aspects of art, play and narrative. Attention is paid both to the primary functions of art, play and narrative, as well as to certain secondary functions, which relate closely to their psycho-pedagogical, therapeutic, cognitive and socio-moral effects. These effects lead to changes in consciousness and behaviour, opening up new possibilities in our lives. Topics investigated in this volume include:
• Τhe psychological and psycho-pedagogical views and critiques of L. S Vygotsky on art and artistic/aesthetic phenomena, as well as the role of art in individual people’s lives and human culture.
• Aims and scope of Aesthetic Education
• The role of art, play and narrative in educational, teaching and learning processes.
• The role of art, play and narrative in the cognitive, developmental, dialogic/communicative, inter-personal, socio-moral and psycho-therapeutic processes.
• Reception processes of art and narrative.
This volume brings together distinctive perspectives on the psycho-pedagogical aspects of painting, music, folk narrative forms, literature, educational drama and dance, and will, therefore, be of considerable interest to research psychologists and educators alike.