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ERIC Number: EJ897387
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
An Interdisciplinary Design Studio: How Can Art and Engineering Collaborate to Increase Students' Creativity?
Costantino, Tracie; Kellam, Nadia; Cramond, Bonnie; Crowder, Isabelle
Art Education, v63 n2 p49-53 Mar 2010
Creativity often has been associated with the arts, although creativity also is essential for innovative discoveries and applications in science and engineering. In this article, a pilot study is presented about an investigation concerning how creativity is fostered in an art education course in conjunction with an undergraduate engineering course, through visual arts experiences and instruction using creative problem solving strategies. Through emphasizing creative strategies and ways of thinking developed through art, such as resistance to closure, tolerance of ambiguity, visualization, and use of metaphor, interdisciplinary collaborations of art with other disciplines, such as engineering, can become very successful. In addition, this project is relevant for art teacher preparation as well as K-12 art education with its focus on creative problem solving, considered an important 21st-century skill, and in regard to increased interest in making engineering a part of high school curricula. (Contains 5 figures and 3 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia