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ERIC Number: EJ781588
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1476-8062
Attitudes to Making Art in the Primary School
Watts, Robert
International Journal of Art & Design Education, v24 n3 p243-253 Oct 2005
Recent research suggests that the majority of primary school teachers in the UK believe that the purpose of teaching art and design is to develop skills associated with creativity, communication and expression. This article is based on research into the attitudes held by primary school pupils towards making art. The reflective nature of many of the responses to the survey provides persuasive evidence of young children's capacity for absorbing relatively complex ideas, which in turn has implications for teacher expectations of pupil learning in art and design.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom