Soul behind the skill, heart behind the technique: experiences of flow among artistically talented students in Singapore

Garces-Bacsal, Rhoda Myra, Cohen, Libby, and Tan, Liang See (2011) Soul behind the skill, heart behind the technique: experiences of flow among artistically talented students in Singapore. Gifted Child Quarterly, 55 (3). pp. 194-207.

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Abstract

Case studies of students enrolled in a specialized secondary school in Singapore describe the experiences of flow among 14 teacher-nominated adolescents talented both in the arts and in academics. Individual in-depth interviews were conducted with the respondents to discern whether they experience flow as they each engage in their respective art forms (visual arts, dance, music, and theater). Qualitative analysis of the interview transcripts reveals elements of the flow state (clear goals, intense concentration, enjoyment, loss of self-consciousness, transformation of time) highly evident among the talented teenagers. Environmental supports that enable expressions of artistic inclinations and identities within the Singapore context were likewise in conjunction with implications for arts-educators and artist-practitioners.

Item ID: 21728
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: qualitative methodologies, Asian, creativity, flow, artistically, talented teenagers, perspective, performance, creativity
ISSN: 1934-9041
Date Deposited: 16 May 2012 06:50
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development @ 100%
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