ERIC Number: ED127139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Potential for Improving Science Education Through Transdisciplinary Integration with Art Education.
Lutz, John E.
The purpose of this study was to analyze data collected from participants in the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts (PGSA) in terms of their relevance to science education. Its objective was to investigate relationships between variables common to the arts and sciences as a means for hypothesizing alternative approaches for growth in scientific attitudes and skills. A group of PGSA students were administered four test instruments: the Biographical Inventory, Form R; the Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire; the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking, Figural Test; and the Pennsylvania Department of Education's Education Quality Assessment Goal VII Test of Creative Performance. Statistical procedures used to analyze the data included analysis of variance, intercorrelations between variables, and regression. Although the data analysis was incomplete when this summary was prepared, these conclusions were drawn on preliminary results: (a) Positive relationships exist between certain art and science education constructs; and (b) Some affective skills appropriate to the development of artistic talent are related to some personality profile factors of research scientists. (Author/MH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (49th, San Francisco, California, April 23-25, 1976)