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Towards a framework for exploring children's analytical thinking and creativity in technology

Campbell, Coral, Webster, Alistair and Jane, Beverley 2004, Towards a framework for exploring children's analytical thinking and creativity in technology, in AARE 2004 : Doing the public good : positioning educational research ; AARE 2004 International Education Research conference proceedings, Australian Association for Research in Education, Melbourne, Vic., pp. 1-9.

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Title Towards a framework for exploring children's analytical thinking and creativity in technology
Author(s) Campbell, Coral
Webster, Alistair
Jane, Beverley
Conference name Australian Association for Research in Education. Conference (2004 : Melbourne, Vic.)
Conference location Melbourne, Victoria
Conference dates 28 November - 2 December 2004
Title of proceedings AARE 2004 : Doing the public good : positioning educational research ; AARE 2004 International Education Research conference proceedings
Editor(s) Jeffery, Peter L.
Publication date 2004
Start page 1
End page 9
Publisher Australian Association for Research in Education
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Summary Technology education provides children with opportunities to be creative as they engage in problem solving and make products that address human needs. When thinking creatively, children generate new ideas through remote associations and brainstorming and this type of thinking is enhanced when attention is allowed to wander in a relaxed and uncompetitive environment. Research shows that the two mental states (generative and nongenerative/analytical) cannot exist simultaneously (Howard-Jones 2002). It follows that at some point in the technological process a child’s generative mental state needs to give way to a nongenerative, analytical state so that the child can focus on analysing information. This research project aims to investigate the impact of analytical thinking on creativity in the context of technology education in young children.
ISSN 1324-9339
Language eng
Field of Research 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Socio Economic Objective 970113
HERDC Research category E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
HERDC collection year 2005
Copyright notice ©2004, Australian Association for Research in Education
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30014348

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