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ERIC Number: ED409859
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 9
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Drawing as Visual-Perceptual and Spatial Ability Training.
Orde, Barbara J.
This paper illustrates and explains the relationship between drawing ability and spatial and visual-perceptual ability; it defines those terms and explores their connection to intelligence and information processing as well as their potential implications for education and training. Discussion covers results of recent studies, which suggest that art behavior and spatial ability are normally distributed. In addition, the paper shows that drawing and spatial/visual-perceptual skills demand similar brain functions for information processing: drawing, as an output of visual perception, enables the conversion of an abstract visualization to a concrete product. This involves a cognitive operation, sometimes called information processing, which allows transference of one type of information to another. The suggested implication is that all students have drawing and spatial potential that may be developed through art education in general, and through drawing experiences in particular. Training in visual literacy, in drawing, and in communication through visual perception may enhance the effectiveness of the use of computers and multimedia, an ever-present and growing force in today's society. (Contains 49 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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