Dec 02, 2023  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AE 2230 - Psychology of Creativity

Credits: 3

Field experience hours: 10 hours in a public or private school setting. This course offers an in-depth study of the aspects of the human personality that support or block creative impulses. The material includes discussion of well-known creative people in all disciplines, including science, literature, music, and art. Students examine how positive and negative aspects of personality influence creative people’s work. Students explore the influence of culture and social standards on creativity and further understand their own personal creative process and style. Upon successful completion of this course, students are able to apply the principles of psychology to the process of creativity. Through assignments, papers, observations, fieldwork, and readings, students learn of the complexity of creative thinking and how it applies in K-12 art education.

Prerequisites: AE 2215 - Introduction to Art Education ; must be an Art Education major

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Students reflect on their own personal creative processes in order to support the development of critical-thinking and problem- solving skills in their instruction and classroom environment.
  • Students explore the ways in which artists create personal meaning in art and are able to incorporate personal processes and reflections on “creativity” into their instructional practice.
  • Students develop learning experiences (lessons/activities) that foster creative growth in discourse, connections and personal exploration of the creative process.
  • Students examine the objective and subjective components of what makes creativity and apply them to their teaching philosophy in order to engage in knowledgeable discourse about the purpose and value of art to the individual and society.

AE 2230 Course Learning Outcome Rubric  

Required Textbooks:
Learning by Heart: Teachings to Free the Creative Spirit by Corita Kent  ISBN-10: 1581156472

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