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Media graphic images and pupil's artistic creativity

Mateja Kranjc (2015) Media graphic images and pupil's artistic creativity. MSc thesis.

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    Through my research I have tried to demonstrate how visual graphic images hinder or slow down students' creativity at the time of artistic problem solving or during their learning process in the art classes. Children are undoubtedly exposed to visual stimulation on a daily basis. I have been looking for methods to make children avoid copying, using or remaking images by which they are surrounded in every environment. How could I redirect or prevent them from using those images during their artistic problem solving? Two sections of the 6th grade from a primary school in Ljubljana participated in this research. I have first carried out art assignments which helped me detect students' creativity level when being exposed to visual input in the classroom only. I have motivated those students during the lesson by drawing their attention to visual stimulation. Visual experience helped them introduce graphic motives during their artistic problem solving. All the students have already been in contact with the given graphic image, therefore they depicted it in a very similar way. They recreated it similar to the original they repeatedly see and are exposed to in daily life. Their graphic solutions resulted in the art theme we can recognize from advertisements throughout the mass media. Students used templates of a known art motive as their graphic theme rather than a creative solution. For the following tasks I have stimulated students through other senses. For each task they have been intensively exposed to different sensory input: hearing, smell, touch and flavor. Students were more focused on the graphic problem and they lived it closely and more intense. Their reactions to art tasks were intense, some stimulations proved to offer a series of associations, new connections and ideas for their graphic solutions and artistic depictions. The latter were no more similar to previous graphic solutions, stimulated solely by visual input motivation. The results showed major changes. Students that had been motivated by senses other than sight, solved their art assignment without copying famous graphic themes. Therefore they resulted to be more creative than the students who were given only visual input. It turned out that sight through visual stimulation can be the reason for students' non creative artistic problem solving and those students used stencils more often. They have seldom recreated a well known graphic motive.

    Item Type: Thesis (MSc thesis)
    Keywords: sense organs, visual perception, visual thinking, artistic thinking, artistic expression, creativity, mass media graphic images
    Number of Pages: 141
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    doc. dr. Beatriz Gabriela Tomšič ČerkezMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=10843209)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 3258
    Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2015 07:07
    Last Modified: 23 Dec 2015 07:07
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/3258

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