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Title: Understanding the role of critical and creative thinking in Australian primary school visual arts education
Contributor(s): Alter, Frances  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2009
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Abstract: Much attention has been devoted to critical and creative thinking within the field of education in recent years. One reason for this burgeoning interest results largely from research that has shown it is possible to increase students' critical and creative thinking capacities through instruction and practice. In the past this was often regarded as an innate individual disposition and education was thought to have little impact on development (Presseisen, 1999). Another reason for the increased attention given to these forms of thinking is due to rapid sociological changes. With movement to what is often referred to as 'the information age' the ability to be both a critical and creative thinker is considered an important element of life success.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Art in Early Childhood Research Journal, 1(1), p. 1-12
Publisher: International Association of Art in Early Childhood
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1837-0020
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130105 Primary Education (excl Maori)
130102 Early Childhood Education (excl Maori)
130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
930402 School/Institution Community and Environment
930201 Pedagogy
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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