Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Art and technology's impact on creativity Hand-created and computer-created imagery in the visual arts classroom
by Peters, Jacqueline, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 68; 1493047
Abstract (Summary)

For a visual arts teacher at the secondary level, student engagement was much higher for hand-created imagery than for imagery created with the computer. Art and Technology's Impact on Creativity is a case study exploring the influence hand-created and computer-created imagery had on student engagement. Engagement is linked to creativity. Engagement levels were measured using Self Determination Theory's antecedents to engagement; autonomy, competence, and relatedness. Data showed higher levels of autonomy, competence, and relatedness came from hand-created imagery. A review of the literature encompassing interdisciplinary theories from noted scholars in evolution, anthropology, neuroscience, media ecology, and creativity provide insight into the nature of hand-brain processes on student engagement and creativity; work involving the hands is the underrated link to higher levels of student engagement.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Silveira, Carlos
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Art education
Publication Number: 1493047
ISBN: 9781124614700
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