Educational theatre, storytelling and Arts
Why is creative thinking so important? Creativity is one of the most important characteristics of human life and can make you mentally more active, curious, optimistic and innovative. Creative thinkers see problems as exciting puzzles they are trying to solve, not challenges.
If so, what kind of experience would be the most helpful to students' creativity? Experience with a work of art will be the best experience (Parsons & Blocker, 1993). Art is fundamentally a way of knowing. Only emotions, not intellect, were used as tools of knowledge (Goodman, 1968). While science acquires knowledge of a certain situation by examining it in parts, art acquires the situation and its sensibility as whole knowledge (Langer, 1957).
Educational plays are literally plays used for education. Theater is a field of art, but if it is brought into an educational situation, it becomes an educational theater. It's just that the subject is changed. Educational plays have the main purpose of education, and plays have a function as a tool for education. There are many examples of the application of drama to educational activities. However, it is in the middle of the 20th century that it began to be applied to professional research and teaching under the name of 'educational drama'.
While drawing, I realized that simply drawing, that is, living a life close to art, does not mean just honing and developing drawing skills and striving to stand out from the public. In fact, to be honest, technical acquisition can go up to a certain level even if you study through YouTube.
While drawing for ten years, I thought a lot about how to draw really well. Should I start again with art school? It was very natural for me to think like this, because attending art college was my childhood dream.
However, as I drew closer to the joy and achievement of painting, I became more interested in the educational effects of art. And rather than trying to imitate, envy, and follow other people's skills, I decided to look into my own inner self and become the subject of myself and deepen the depth of my artistic world.
In other words, there is too much information in this world and there are many hidden masters. You will be surprised if you just grab the edge and take a look at the experts in your field and their achievements. Even just looking at YouTube without looking far away, it is full of people who claim to be experts or experts in their respective fields.
If you try to follow them as a model, you'll find that there's actually more to learn and more than you think. Also, the moment you feel you've mastered it to some extent, it instantly turns into the word "fashion".
If you do this over and over again, you run the risk of chasing after others for the rest of your life. In the end, you may end up looking at the backside of what you are looking for without ever finding yourself, your path, what you like, what you must do like a mission, or what only you can truly do.
Of course what I'm saying now applies to me as well. I also took this seriously. If I become myself, and I don't know enough about myself and I don't have confidence in myself, there's no point in mimicking and chasing after me.
In other words, as I discovered that there is my way in art, I want to explore it slowly. In this regard, I would like to go to graduate school to study more. The graduate school I entered is a master's program and is a two-year, online course. I think it is a good opportunity to continue studying without being burdened with the fact that it is not possible to use the time easily and that is, I want a flexible time.
Most of all, thank you for giving me time to study.
Myungja Anna Koh