This thesis explores research relating to the growth and promotion of creative uniqueness and original ideation in the visual arts classroom. The research reveals a number of strategies that teachers can put into practice to increase students’ creativity. These include: teaching skills in brainstorming and having original ideas through divergent thinking; using physical movement as a method of stimulating creative ideas; teaching metacognition of the creative thinking process; allowing freedom of exploration and experimentation with materials and concepts to promote discovery and trial-and-error; using copying- and imitation-based lessons as tools to teach basic skills; and others. The application materials include a sample visual arts unit which applies the concepts discussed in the research.
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Ohmann, J. (2017). Stimulating Creativity, Originality, & Divergent Thinking [Masterʼs thesis, Bethel University]. Spark Repository. https://spark.bethel.edu/etd/478