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
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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