|A.586 | Wednesday, 18 July 2007, 11:00 - 11:30, Room A1 |
|Do we think of good, old elements and principles of design as the main substance of the criterion creativity – when evaluating children artworks?
|The purpose of this study - was to find and to examine art educators’ (national and international) - so called - working definitions of the criterion creativity, which they have used when evaluating children’s artworks. It was intended to see the differences between judges if thinking on evaluating criterion creativity. It was also aimed to see whether elements and principles of design/fine art theory are the prevalent concepts when thinking of criterion creativity in the process of evaluation of children artworks.
According to the judges’ written responses after evaluating the prints, it seems obvious that concepts like ‘’elements and principles of design arel, among others, like composition, originality and uniqueness’’, the prevalent and dominating words when defining the criterion (artistic) creativity. More research on this topic is needed, especially on how to evaluate (artistic) creativity.