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ERIC Number: ED374773
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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Students' Perception of Computer Art Graphics Integration of Art and Science.
Ursyn, Anna
In this study, integration of art and science instruction was applied in an experimental computer art graphics class, as undergraduates learned geological concepts and processes through creating computer art graphics. The qualitative study concerning students' perception of integrative instruction was made from the students' point of view. Questionnaire answers revealed that creation of geology-related art production on the computer provided the students with confidence about their artistic abilities and helped them understand geological drawings, graphs, and geology lectures. Most of the students found beneficial and stimulating that they were not evaluated and could use and manipulate their knowledge of geology in an atmosphere of freedom and flexibility. In the quantitative study made from the teacher's point of view, dependent variables included mean score on the geology content achievement and art jurors' evaluations of the student artwork. Results showed a significant difference between mean scores on the laboratory grade and the course grade for the experimental and control groups. Jurors' evaluations correlated with the order of creating the subsequent science-related computer art graphics. Results suggest that the adoption of computer art graphics integration with science instruction provides opportunities for increasing students' understanding of scientific concepts, improves their performances in science, and enhances their artistic production. (Contains 15 references.) (JLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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