NAKAMURA Tkeo The Faculty of Education, Assistant, 教育学部, 助手 (60172409)
KANEKO Tooru The Faculty of Education, Associate Professor, 教育学部, 助教授 (90233882)
MASUDA Kingo The Faculty of Education, Associate Professor, 教育学部, 助教授 (20134786)
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¥2,400,000 (Direct Cost : ¥2,400,000)
Fiscal Year 1994 : ¥1,100,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,100,000)
Fiscal Year 1993 : ¥1,300,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,300,000)
The following points represent our significant findings from our most recent research analysis :
(1) As we hypothesized earlier, the sence of balance of youngsters (including college students) in their artistic expressions are well developed.
(2) At the four-year old (preschool) stage and the four-year old (the second year of kindergarten) stage, the children's sense of balance is already well developed, and continues to develop to a higher degree until reaching a maximum at some later stage in life.
(3) Concerning the sense of balance, almost no gender difference can be found.
(4) In a comparison between regular college students and students whose major is art, both have similar awareness of the sense of balance in formative expression. However, the art majors have styles that are more individualistic, and their formative expressions are intentionally out of balance, or 'asymmetrical' .
(5) Some of the art majors even arrange objects that do not fit within the boundary of the drawing paper or the 'frame' of the picture ; i.e., they seem to be rather highly conscious of the 'frame' concept.
(6) There are certain groupings of patterns regarding the shape of the arrangement on a drawing paper ; triangular, horizontal, diagonal, etc.
(7) As for the range of equilibrium, both genders have a tendency to balance the drawing by setting the equilibrium toward the left side of the drawing paper. The upper left area has the highest tendency of occurrence, and the lower right, the lowest.
(8) As the students grow older, there does not seem to be a significant relationship between students' sense of equilibrium and left-handedness/right-handedness.