Abstract

Duh, Matjaž
Slovenia
E.24 | Wednesday, 18 July 2007, 12:00 - 12:30, Room E1
Computers in the teaching of Fine Arts - Overview of research studies on the use of computers in the teaching of Fine Arts in Slovene primary schools
Many research studies have been performed and published from the beginning of the systematic introduction of the use of computers in Slovene primary schools at the beginning of the 1990’s until today. Numerous new findings about the use of contemporary information technology in the teaching of Fine Arts have been acquired through these studies together with the experience obtained from practice. The first systematic research study of the influence of the use of computers in teaching Fine Arts on the child’s creativity was performed in the year 1996. It was followed by the studies of the use of individual computer programmmes and tools and the search for the content or appropriate tasks which could be performed by computer tools. In practice we studied the influence of the use of computers in the teaching of Fine Arts on socialisation and communicative interaction of the learners. Some studies were also performed investigating the possibilities of the meaningful use of computers regarding the sequence of didactic units and formation of didactic sets. They provided us with the opinions and the attitudes of the teachers and their learners towards the use of information technology in the teaching of Fine Arts. Slovene primary schools are well equipped with contemporary information technology and the conditions are even improving. Various projects enabled us to establish the possibility of quality and creative use of computers in the teaching of Fine Arts, all of which considerably incresed with the use of modern input units (scanners, photo/digital cameras, video cameras). In the future it will also be necessary to make the best use of the great potential of computers by including them into the education process in order to increase the efficiency of teaching Fine Arts. It remains to the future studies to show how we succeed.
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