This thesis reviews literature researching creative thinking and applies the findings in a curriculum designed to develop creativity in elementary age students in the U.S. Educators and business leaders recognize creativity as a key need for 21st century success, but creativity scores have been going down. Since current research shows correlations between creative thinking, questioning strategies, and contextual connections, teachers need to weave these processes into instruction. The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards recognized the importance of creativity and proposed new national standards which include 4 key components: creating, responding, presenting and connecting. This six-unit curriculum synthesizes the new National Visual Arts Standards (NVAS), questioning strategies, and contextual connections to increase creativity in elementary school students in the United States.
|School:||The University of the Arts|
|Department:||Professional Institute for Educators|
|School Location:||United States -- Pennsylvania|
|Source:||MAI 55/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Art education, Elementary education, Curriculum development|
|Keywords:||Context, Creativity, Curriculum, Elementary art education, Question strategies|
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