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ERIC Number: EJ935015
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Creativity, Technology, Art, and Pedagogical Practices
Tillander, Michelle
Art Education, v64 n1 p40-46 Jan 2011
Creativity serves an important role in culture, education, and the workforce as it "provides the impetus for any act, idea, or product that changes an existing domain or discipline into a new entity." In the 21st century, information technology is forming a powerful alliance with creative practices in the arts and design to establish new domains in information technology and creative practices. Likewise technology processes, tools, and interfaces rekindle an interest in creativity and its expression, as exemplified by the many online activities that are engaging creative innovation. In living with contemporary information technologies, more and more people are becoming active participants and co-creators with interfaces--expanding into development of tutorials, blogs, wikis, and social bookmarks. These personally meaningful activities emphasize sharing and collaboration through transparent formats. As a result, art educators should recognize that creative and cultural education extends beyond classroom curricula and into contemporary everyday life and consider possible creative resolves in more formal education environments. As communication technologies offer a powerful union with creative and imaginative expression, the breadth of these technologies offers opportunities for creative synthesis and hybrid forms of information representations. This article explores a range of assumptions about creativity, art, and technology and the role that they play in pedagogical practices. (Contains 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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