ERIC Number: EJ686031
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Reference Count: 33
Building a Creative Ecosystem: The Young Designers on Location Project
Davies, Dan; Howe, Alan; Haywood, Susan
International Journal of Art and Design Education, v23 n3 p278-289 Oct 2004
This article reports on findings from a research project designed to explore ways in which creativity can be fostered through interactions between selected children, particular environments, materials, techniques and key adults. The Young Designers on Location (YDoL) project was funded by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA), and brought together selected groups of 11 year-olds with design-related professionals (DRPs) to work together intensively for a week in two locations (Bath Spa University College and Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Shropshire) then subsequently in participants' schools. The findings from case studies of selected individuals within the Bath location include key messages about the quality of environment and relationships in unlocking children's creativity. The study has exemplified aspects of Harrington's model of a creative ecosystem .
Descriptors: Ecology, Creativity, Foreign Countries, Program Descriptions, Case Studies, Creative Development, Creative Activities, Art Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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