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ERIC Number: EJ959438
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Creativity in Digital Art Education Teaching Practices
Black, Joanna; Browning, Kathy
Art Education, v64 n5 p19-24, 33-34 Sep 2011
Since the introduction of personal computers, art educators increasingly have adopted new digital technologies into their pedagogy, yet overall that adoption has been a slow process. Many teachers remain still infrequent users of technology or avoid using new learning technologies in art classrooms. It is important for art education to embrace an understanding and use of new technologies in order to connect coursework with the lived experiences of the students. In this article, the authors postulate that using digital technologies in the 21st-century classrooms does not impede creativity, but instead allows and encourages users to access their creative selves. Crucial to this is the implementation of critical educational strategies and interventions that promote student innovation. The way in which art educators use and integrate technologies into the classroom is crucial to stimulating students' learning, their imaginations, and the creative process. In this article, the authors discuss creativity in visual arts, followed by a description of their research with preservice and in-service teachers in which they have strived to promote teachers' creativity so they will, in turn, use these approaches in their early, middle, and secondary visual art classrooms. (Contains 14 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada