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This Idea-Sparker was submitted by Linda K. McMillan and Kristen Bazley, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA A theme commonly expressed throughout the educational literature is that quality art education produces positive learning outcomes and attitudes about learning, develops a greater sense of personal and cultural identity, and fosters creative and imaginative ways of thinking in early childhood age children. When approached as a "process," art education provides children with the opportunity to express themselves and demonstrate gained knowledge, ideas, and feelings in nonverbal ways (Alter, Hays, & O'Hara, 2009). Of course, this "process" leads to a "product" (e.g., something for parents to post on their refrigerator doors), with the latter often epitomizing parents' view of art education. While the product is an important outcome of art education, we contend that teaching the process to students deserves equal emphasis in the classroom. In fact, Kim, Park, and Lee (2001) argue for placing more importance on process than on the end product in early childhood education.

GENRE
Professional & Technical
RELEASED
2011
March 22
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
6
Pages
PUBLISHER
Association for Childhood Education International
SELLER
The Gale Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation and an affiliate of Cengage Learning, Inc.
SIZE
57.4
KB

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