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Title

Psychological Internship: Art Instruction

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

This spring, I combined my work at the Hearst Center for the Arts with my psychological studies to create a cooperative learning internship aimed at deepening my understanding of both art instruction and childhood creative development. Rather than teaching lessons step-by-step, I focused on a child-centered learning approach to cultivate a more imaginative environment. This approach encourages art exploration without rules and guidelines. However, I provided some instructions on using materials to allow for optimal artistic flourishing. Ultimately, child-centered learning allows children to lead themselves in their artmaking in a way that has lasting effects on their confidence and creativity.

Start Date

11-4-2022 1:00 PM

End Date

11-4-2022 1:50 PM

Faculty Advisor

Carolyn Hildebrandt

Department

Department of Psychology

Department

Department of Art

Student Type

Undergraduate Student

Comments

This entry was part of the following session:

  • Date: Monday, April 11, 2022
  • Time: 1:00 to 1:50 p.m.
  • Moderator: Jenny Becker

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Psychological Internship: Art Instruction

This spring, I combined my work at the Hearst Center for the Arts with my psychological studies to create a cooperative learning internship aimed at deepening my understanding of both art instruction and childhood creative development. Rather than teaching lessons step-by-step, I focused on a child-centered learning approach to cultivate a more imaginative environment. This approach encourages art exploration without rules and guidelines. However, I provided some instructions on using materials to allow for optimal artistic flourishing. Ultimately, child-centered learning allows children to lead themselves in their artmaking in a way that has lasting effects on their confidence and creativity.