How does Creative Thinking affect Cognitive Development in the Art Classroom?

Julie Schmidt


Seminar Title


How does Creative Thinking affect Cognitive Development in the Art Classroom?


Concept/Strategy

Focus of the Research


Creative Thinking in the Art Classroom


Grade Level

Research Was Applied


High School


Relevant Grade Level

Connections


High School


Discipline

Where Research Was Applied


Art


Additional Discipline Areas

I see Application to


Writing


Invitation/Commercial


The subject of Art is unique to the idea of creative problem solving, how it affects the learning process, and can that process be transferred or enhanced in other areas of study? This study involves eighth through twelfth grade students in Drawing, Ceramics, and General Eighth Grade Art. The methods used for gathering evidence were digital portfolios, individual reflections, individual student/teacher conferences, exit questions, and observation. The process for Art, Creative Thinking, and how they relate to Cognitive Development is considered a subjective field of study. However, conclusions can be drawn that the more time students spend utilizing the creative process, the better they will remember or be able to develop multiple ways to problem solve. How do we get students to Think and take ownership in their learning?