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artistic reflection higher education student pre school educators technology of artistic reflection and image creation

Fostering Artistic Reflection Skills in Student Pre-School Educators Seen as Artistic Competence Development

Halyna Savluk , Olena Polovina , Inna Kondratets , Аnna Ukhtoms`ka , Sofiia Dovbnia

The purpose of the study is to identify how the instructional model influences students’ reflective disposition and how the students perceived t.

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The purpose of the study is to identify how the instructional model influences students’ reflective disposition and how the students perceived the intervention. The study addressed the research questions through the ‘Artistic Reflection Scale’ for student pre-school educators that consisted of four domains such as students’ observation skills, critical analysis skills, evaluation skills, and the occupation application of artistic reflection, and the course satisfaction questionnaire. The study found that the technology of artistic reflection and image creation was effective in fostering students’ artistic reflective thinking comprising observation skills, critical analysis, their art output evaluation skills with a focus on sharing their reflective experience with the preschoolers. The artistic reflection scale was proved to be a reliable instrument in measuring students’ reflective thinking skills. The study found a change in the artistic reflective skills of the experimental group students was substantially greater than in the students of the control group. After the intervention, there was a shift from the basic level of artistic reflection to the higher levels in the experimental group students, and the proportion of the students being at this stage reduced, while the other proportions increased.

Keywords: Artistic reflection, higher education, student pre-school educators, technology of artistic reflection, and image creation.

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