Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorNilson, Caroline
dc.contributor.authorFetherstone, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorMcMurray, Anne
dc.contributor.editorUniversity of Illinois
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:17:23Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:17:23Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2014-01-17T04:37:35Z
dc.identifier.issn23269944
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/55786
dc.description.abstractUsing a qualitative naturalistic, interpretive design, this study sought to investigate the impact of children's participation in a creative arts project on the development of critical thinking dispositions. Focus groups and individual interviews were undertaken to identify mothers' and teachers' perceptions of children's critical thinking development in the context of creating an art piece. Data were analysed using a thematic analysis. The findings revealed that creative arts participation was able to excite children's imagination and mobilise creativity leading to an increased awareness of self and others, including the environment around them. Teachers believed children required more time for free play to develop their imagination, while mothers perceived that time and curriculum constraints reduced children's opportunities for integration of arts into their other studies. These findings have important implications for the development of future education curricula in addition to the development of collaborative initiatives between schools and community organisations.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.format.extent464297 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherCommon Ground Publishing
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.publisher.urihttp://ijae.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.230/prod.8
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto19
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalThe International Journal of Arts Education
dc.relation.ispartofvolume7
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130399
dc.titleTeachers' and Mothers' Perceptions of Using Creative Arts to Develop Children's Potential for Critical Thinking
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2013. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this journal please refer to the journal’s website or contact the authors.
gro.date.issued2013
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorMcMurray, Anne M.


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Journal articles
    Contains articles published by Griffith authors in scholarly journals.

Show simple item record