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ERIC Number: EJ1053663
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2065-1430
Stimulating Originality of Paintings in Elementary School Children
Dulama, Maria Eliza; Iovu, Mihai-Bogdan; Sbînca, Lucretia
Acta Didactica Napocensia, v6 n2 p71-80 2013
Te aim of this paper is studying ways in which originality of elementary school students can be stimulated through the use of artistic activities. The paper is theoretically grounded in considering originality as the capacity to deliver new ideas, ingenious, unconventional, unusual and shocking solutions (Mihaela Roco, 2004; H. Jaoui, 1975; Al. Rosca, 1981; Margaret A. Boden, 1992) compared to previous existing models. The research hypothesis states that if children are involved in learning situations in which they use different painting and collage techniques, then they are stimulated to deliver original outputs. The empirical research was carried on during the school year 2012-2013. The sample consisted from 12 children enrolled in 2nd grade at a school from Salaj County. 12 topics were proposed. Therefore, children were involved in 12 experimental situations where they used different techniques. In the end, our hypothesis confirms, especially during the experiment, but children have difficulties in transferring the techniques in new contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Romania
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