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A Movement Tool Kit For The Divergent And Convergent Cps Guidelines: Instruction Cards And Activity Floor Mats, Adela Vangelisti Dec 2014

A Movement Tool Kit For The Divergent And Convergent Cps Guidelines: Instruction Cards And Activity Floor Mats, Adela Vangelisti

Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects

A Movement Tool Kit for the Divergent and Convergent CPS Guidelines:

Instruction Cards and Activity Floor Mats

Movement is as natural to humans as breathing is, and, yet, passivity starts early in schools. We are taught to sit still and in silence for long periods of time. By the time we reach adulthood and enter the workforce, we have almost forgotten our sense of embodiment. This lack of movement is counter-productive, not only to learning but to the development of creativity as well. For this project, I designed a tool to recapture the joy and playfulness of movement. Furthermore, the ...


Motivation And Retention Of Instrumental Music Students In A Suburban School District, Megan M. Dray May 2014

Motivation And Retention Of Instrumental Music Students In A Suburban School District, Megan M. Dray

Multidisciplinary Studies Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the motivation of students to join and remain in instrumental music in suburban school districts through the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data. The goal was to seek which area of motivation in each grade level and school building had the highest impact on student involvement and retention. Areas of motivation studied include teacher/student relationships, intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation, approach success/avoid failure, competition/ego, peer involvement, parental support, and financial issues. The sample included 205 students from a suburban school district in New York. Students were broken into groups based ...


Using The Torrance Incubation Model To Assist Parents With Developing Creativity In Their Children, Melanie L. Lesswing Apr 2014

Using The Torrance Incubation Model To Assist Parents With Developing Creativity In Their Children, Melanie L. Lesswing

Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects

Abstract

Using the Torrance Incubation Model to Assist Parents with Developing Creativity in Their Children

The purpose of this project is to utilize the Torrance Incubation Model (TIM) to create a Creative Guide Book to the city of Buffalo, New York. The project also serves as a medium to deliver information about creativity and the creative thinking skills to the target audience of the Guide Book: parents. One goal of the project is to use the three-part TIM model to assist parents in teaching their children a vital 21st Century skill: creativity. A second objective of the project is ...