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International Journal of Art & Design Education

The Challenge of Beginning

Volume 34.2   2015

HARGROVE, RYAN and RICE, ART

 

This article presents a way of approaching introductory design education that expands student creativity through building on research related to the impact of cognitive development and metacognitive thinking. The strategy presented emphasises the importance of encouraging divergent thinking and understanding how students perceive knowledge. The goal is to create a learning environment that acknowledges where students are in their thinking and provides a structure that promotes both cognitive and creative growth.