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ERIC Number: ED332796
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 21
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Children's Bursts of Creativity.
Engel, Susan
This paper describes the creative activity of two first graders and identifies moments of creative activity that reflect the integration of strands of experience. Children's and adults' creativity are compared. Topics include: (1) the role of novelty in art; (2) the creative act as an interaction of individual, product, and culture; and (3) the influences of the teacher on children's creativity. The two children studied were observed in their class weekly over a 6-month period. The attention of the first child, Ingrid, to stories and pictures, and the manner and nature of her artistic creation in response to her experience are described. The learning and social style of the second child, Lincoln, are discussed, and his drawing and painting in response to classroom discussion are described. The observations of the children support a view of the young child as an artist whose work reflects cognitive and affective development and possesses aesthetic merit. The observations suggest that children experience change in the creative mode in fits and starts. A list of five references, and color prints of the children's artworks, are provided. (BC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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