ERIC Number: ED455142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Modes of Thought in Secondary School Art.
This study investigates what thinking skills are needed to be a good artist or art student, particularly in a secondary school art course. Following a review of the literature, a qualitative approach was used to identify, describe, and classify the thought processes that are seen by the participants as being conducive to success in visual art. The principal methods of data gathering employed were participant observation, open-ended interviews, and examination of personal documents. The study addressed two related populations in a 2-stage model using what Sullivan and Hawke (1996) have described as the novice-expert paradigm. Stage 1 involved research with eminent practicing professional artists. Stage 2 involved research with art students in their final year of secondary school in Australia. Findings from the study are summarized and discussed. (Contains 3 tables and 11 references.) (BT)
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Hermeneutics, Interviews, Naturalistic Observation, Participant Observation, Qualitative Research, Secondary Education, Thinking Skills, Visual Arts
Australian Institute of Art Education, C/Suite 125, 283 Glenhuntley Road, Eisternwick, VIC 3185, Australia.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Inst. of Art Education, Melbourne.
Identifiers - Location: Australia