Date of Graduation
College of Creative Arts
Intermedia & Photography
Victoria J. Fergus
This study examines the characteristic elements and possible educational benefits of spontaneity and improvisation in visual art education. The research draws from current practices and philosophies in music and drama education with the aim of developing collaboration, communication, problem solving, and creative and innovative thinking skills in students through the experience of making and appreciating art involving activities that encourage spontaneous decision making. Visual Thinking Strategies and the six continua for assessing thinking serve as the tools with which to investigate the effect of these activities on interpretive narratives of 40 fourth grade students in a public school setting.
Jaros, Jason, "Improvisation and Visual Thinking Strategies In Art Education" (2012). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 458.