Citation: Calderwood, P. E. (2005, April 7). Risking aesthetic reading.
International Journal of Education & the Arts, 6(3). Retrieved [date] from
This reflective article explores a tension between private and public
expression of deep aesthetic response to reading, with specific reference
to the play of this tension in the public space of the classroom.
Implications for teaching are included, most specifically the need to
understand the sensitivities and emotional vulnerability of students, the
teacherís challenge of modeling open and deep responses to texts, and
the creation of a supportive environment in which it is safe to take the
risks needed for including deep aesthetic response in the classroom.