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Creative and Mental Growth by Viktor Lowenfeld
At any age, we find many levels of physical proficiency. The visually aware child will benefit from such accidents. Virginia, for instance, cannot express herself as flexibly as Johnny.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Meaning of Art for Education 19 3. As has been said before, the subject matter may be concrete or abstract. While in Vienna, he also served as the director of art in the Blind Institute.
Let us assume that the first picture the child has to fill in is that of a creatiive. First of all, when he begins he must think of “something. This interference starts perhaps when children scribble and eager parents expect to see something that fits their own adult conception.
Is the green light on top, or the red? Dependent thinking, however, restricts the child in his choice of subject matter as well as in his mode of expression.
The development of mental growth then tends to be an abstract function as these figures take on different and more complicated meaning. Beittel, Mayo Brice, F.
Self-identification with the means of expression for the purpose of a better appreciation of creative works may appear to be difficult for one who is not producing creatively. At that time it would not only be quite out of place but superficial to loowenfeld the group into smaller groups and motivate them to work with different materials.
It may even establish certain relationships with its environment, dominat- ing it or being a part of it.
As has been said before, the transparency of water color serves best to paint atmosphere and not definite form concepts. About five such papers have been delivered.
Creative and Mental Growth
Almost all fields in the social sciences can be understood better through self-identification than through a mere study of facts. Children lwoenfeld to walk without an intellectual understanding of the motor control involved. The child sees the world diflferently from the way he draws it. Yes, you can draw it! Today we pray in churches that are, for the most part, poor imitations of times long past.
Self-identification in teaching becomes the vehicle The Importance of Creative Activity in Elementary Education 29 for any effective motivation, for without identifying with the needs of the growing child, we shall not be able to understand these needs.
This ability menfal be seen in the numerous scribbles of a preschooler or in the dozen sugges- tions a high school boy may have about creattive a mosaic table top. Yet self-introduced repetition is of great importance to the child, as it is a reflection of his need for finding order within his environment.
To an involved child, scribbling is an important and meaningful activity. It is self-evident that vicarious experiences lend themselves just as well to creative motivations as experiences the child actually has gone through.
Thus his expression serves also as an emotional outlet. The different trends in art education today depend entirely on the dif- ferent emphases used by educators creativf identifying with the different forces determining creative processes. Therefore, there may be no single best teaching method. John Lowenfeld for his support.
The same and many more signs of such living quality can be seen in all other main elements of expression, as lowenfels color and space for example.
Realizing that he cannot compete, he says, quite log- ically, “I can’t draw.