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ERIC Number: ED147265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 31
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Motion Information Effects on Children's Perception in Art.
Dorethy, Rex E.
Since vision is the main source of perceptual information, this study attempted to assess the effect of motion information on the ability of ninety-two, first-grade children to analyze and depict spatial relationships. Three groups of children received either motion picture or stationary visual training to compare motion effects with methods more typical of the art classroom. A fourth group served as a control. Motion information yielded significantly superior results on both ability to analyze and depict space relationships as measured by perceptual differentiation tests and drawing tasks. According to some research studies motion is a primary source of visual information about the environment. In this study, improved visual perception may have resulted from analysis of objects depicted in motion situations, probably due to enhanced opportunities for examining spatial relationshios. Since visual perception is a desired goal of the elementary curriculum in art and other areas, classroom teachers should give close attention to the possibilities of presenting visual stimuli in a moving context. (Author/MJB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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