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ERIC Number: EJ868006
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 97
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3541
Reconceptualizing the Role of Creativity in Art Education Theory and Practice
Zimmerman, Enid
Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, v50 n4 p382-399 2009
Reconceptualizing contemporary notions about creativity in visual arts education should be an important issue in art education today. Currently, creativity may not be a primary focus at National Art Education Association conferences or in its publications. There are recent indications that art education is a site where creativity can be developed and nurtured for all students with emphasis on both individual processes and cultural practices. It is advocated that through critical analysis of concepts related to art education and creativity that research and practice can be developed to cultivate creative education for all art students. Topics discussed in this article, related to reconsidering creativity, include the history of creativity in art education, definitions of creativity, assessment of creative processes, dispositional factors and creative individuals, cultural variability and creativity, and educational interventions that promote student creativity. (Contains 7 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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