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ERIC Number: EJ811068
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1598-1037
The Relationships between Creativity, Drawing Ability, and Visual/Spatial Intelligence: A Study of Taiwan's Third-Grade Children
Liu, Li-Ming
Asia Pacific Education Review, v8 n3 p343-352 Dec 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between the qualities of creativity, drawing ability, and visual/spatial intelligence of selected third-grade students in the Hsinchu area of Taiwan, Republic of China. The population for this study included approximately 11,653 third-grade students from 99 public elementary schools. Subjects were randomly selected from 16 out of 99 elementary schools. The "Milne-Kasen Story Pictures" (A Test for Creativity), the "Young Visual Artist's Checklist", the "Portfolio Review Measurement", the classroom teacher's nomination of "Milne-Kasen Visual/Spatial Intelligence Checklist" were given to 427 selected students. Data were processed, analyzed, and reported using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings revealed that positive relationships exist between a child's creativity potential and self-image of artistic ability and local art educators' observations of students' artwork and classroom teachers' observations of student's art-related behaviors. There were significant differences in responses based upon the demographic factors of gender, community, age, and time of test taking. These findings should impact the delivery of art education to children at the elementary school level. In addition, it might influence the development of the art education curriculum in Taiwan. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan