Assessing Creativity: A Test for Drawing Production using Digital Art Tools

Rupert Ward, Aber Aboalgasm

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Abstract

This paper describes the Test for Creative Thinking - Drawing Production (TCT-DP), including its design, concept and mode of assessment, and the practical consequences of its application in a specific context. The test was used to evaluate the performance of groups of students as part of a case study exploring the use of digital art tools for drawing in a junior school. The students used specific digital art software via both computers and tablets, and also drew manually using a variety of devices. TCP-DP evaluates drawing production by means of a set of 14 criteria. At the same time, this study used the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) theory to assess the ease of use and usefulness of the digital tools. The test was trialled with students aged 9-10 years in different ability groups. There were no significant differences in performance between male and female participants. Details of various related studies, together with data concerning the reliability and validity of the TCT-DP test, are also provided. The study finds that motivation is an important factor in improving young people’s artistic ability.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation
Place of PublicationBrussels, Belgium
PublisherInternational Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA)
Pages123-129
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781612084169
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventFifth International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 21 Jun 201526 Jun 2015
https://www.iaria.org/conferences2015/INFOCOMP15.html (Link to Conference Website)

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ConferenceFifth International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation
Abbreviated titleINFOCOMP 2015
CountryBelgium
CityBrussels
Period21/06/1526/06/15
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Ward, R., & Aboalgasm, A. (2015). Assessing Creativity: A Test for Drawing Production using Digital Art Tools. In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation (pp. 123-129). Brussels, Belgium: International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA).
Ward, Rupert ; Aboalgasm, Aber. / Assessing Creativity : A Test for Drawing Production using Digital Art Tools. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation. Brussels, Belgium : International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA), 2015. pp. 123-129
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Ward, R & Aboalgasm, A 2015, Assessing Creativity: A Test for Drawing Production using Digital Art Tools. in Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation. International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA), Brussels, Belgium, pp. 123-129, Fifth International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation, Brussels, Belgium, 21/06/15.

Assessing Creativity : A Test for Drawing Production using Digital Art Tools. / Ward, Rupert; Aboalgasm, Aber.

Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation. Brussels, Belgium : International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA), 2015. p. 123-129.

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Ward R, Aboalgasm A. Assessing Creativity: A Test for Drawing Production using Digital Art Tools. In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation. Brussels, Belgium: International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA). 2015. p. 123-129