THE ROLE OF ART EDUCATION ON THE CREATIVE THINKING SKILLS OF STUDENTS IN MUSIC AND VISUAL ARTS EDUCATION: A COMPARISON FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE MUSIC EDUCATION

Öz There have many views in the related literature that the art develops the creativity. Although there have been study findings on this issue regarding the Visual Arts Education, a few study findings have been existed for the Music Education. Also, there has not been any consensus on the topic that Music Education (or Visual Arts) develops the creative thinking more (or less). This study aimed to investigate whether there was a potential source of developmental differences between music students (Grade 9 and 12) and visual arts (Grade 12) students' creative thinking skills in high school education level. This study includes two folds research designs as cross-sectional and causal-comparative. As a result, it was found that music or visual arts education disciplines do not possess a privilege role in the development of the students’ creative thinking skills except originality. Thus, it was concluded that overall creative thinking skills can be synonymous as gain of educational outcomes regarding to art education disciplines, but the Originality can be main educational gain of the music learning.

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