Multimedia — Nov 12, 2009

PNCA+FIVE Idea Studios: Children’s Creativity Symposium | Dr. Lois Hetland

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Dr. Lois Hetland speaks about the role of visual arts education in childhood development at the PNCA+FIVE Idea Studios Children's Creativity Symposium.

In “Art for Our Sake,” Dr. Lois Hetland discusses her research in cognitive and developmental psychology, focusing on issues of learning, teaching and disciplinary understanding, with an emphasis in the arts.

Part of Children’s Creativity: Why the Visual Arts Matter, November 11-14, 2009 at PNCA. This four day symposium focused on the role of visual arts education in childhood development. The symposium is part of a series of Idea Studios programs, generating from the College’s innovative Ford Institute of Visual Education (FIVE). Idea Studios engages leading thinkers and artists from a range of fields and practices to enrich the mix of ideas within the College and its broader community by introducing new elements, questions, possibilities and challenges to the prevailing curriculum.

PNCA also hosted a keynote address by Dr. Ellen Handler Spitz and a PNCA Radio conversation on creativity and education with PNCA President Tom Manley, Dr. Hetland and Dr. Spitz.

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