ERIC Number: ED427158
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Cuban Sloyd. History and Educational Research on Developing Creativity. Four Articles. Publication No. 2. Craft Education in the Cultural Struggle. Part VII.
Herrera, Lazaro Moreno
These four articles deal with historical developments of sloyd in Cuba and research on creativity with regard to sloyd education. (Sloyd, derived from a Swedish word, is an umbrella term for making or crafting things by hand.) "The Process of Sloyd Introduction in Cuba: Main Events" describes important events related to its introduction and development in Cuba from 1901-1914. The work of Swedish sloyd teachers in Cuba is emphasized. "Sloyd in Cuban and Latin American Pedagogy" describes the fluid exchange of ideas between Swedish pedagogue Salomon and teachers working in this area. It analyzes conditions that favored assimilation of sloyd by Latin American pedagogy. "Teaching-Organizational Factors in the Development of Creativity through Sloyd Education" presents results from the first year of experimental work with Cuban children that show that a flexible, participatory environment that permits and stimulates children's interests becomes a factor stimulating their creative potentialities. "Affective-Motivational Factors in the Sloyd Lesson: Influence on the Development of Creativity" presents initial results obtained after 3 years' development of a pedagogical experiment with Cuban children aged 9-12. The study of the affective-motivational world of children and its relation to their creative work in the workshop provides valuable outcomes to understand and make effective the teaching and learning process in sloyd education. Letters by Swedish sloyd teachers and Cuban educational authorities are appended. (Individual articles contain figures and tables.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Craft Workers, Creative Development, Creativity, Educational Development, Educational Environment, Educational History, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Handicrafts, International Educational Exchange, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods
Department of Teacher Education, Faculty of Education, Abo Akademi, P.O. Box 311, 65101 Vasa, Finland (27 Finnish marks).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Abo Akademi (Finland).
Identifiers - Location: Cuba