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ERIC Number: EJ1056122
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2065-1430
The Development of Creativity in Preschoolers' Drawings through Task-Oriented Activities
Dulama, Maria Eliza; Iovu, Mihai-Bogdan; Vanea, Cornelia
Acta Didactica Napocensia, v4 n4 p19-30 2011
The goal of this paper is to plan working task for preschool children in order to deliver original and creative outputs. The theoretical background of the paper is set in defining creativity as "the capacity to create something new, original, and adequate to reality" (Roco, 2004; Jaoui, 1975; Rosca, 1981; Boden, 1992). The research hypothesis states that "if preschoolers are asked to comply with some predefined working rules in drawing they will deliver original outputs." The independent variable is the working task and the dependent variable is the output. The empirical research involved children enrolled in preparatory group from Floresti Kindergarten (Cluj). The learning content involved elements from Math, Biology, and Decorative Art: circle, square, triangle, leaves, flowers. Children were involved 13 comparative experimental contexts. Therefore, their progress for each output was monitored. Preschoolers delivered original drawings, different from their peers' but similar in using the same decorative element. The research hypothesis confirmed. Results are to be judged with caution as future researches should use fewer tasks as the independent variable.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Romania
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