1 University of Valencia (SPAIN)
2 University Miguel Hernandez (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2009 Proceedings
Publication year: 2009
Pages: 2134-2137
ISBN: 978-84-612-7578-6
ISSN: 2340-1079
Conference name: 3rd International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 9-11 March, 2009
Location: Valencia, Spain
Nowadays, our society is implicated in a cultural change parallel to the technology career. These changes are difficult to assimilate by children and adults. Children in the current society have a stressing lifestyle and they are subjected to a continues bombardment of advertisements, computer games, mobile telephones and other technologic advances. This lifestyle promotes social isolation, less communication, deficiencies of imagination development and damage in the child creativity. All these deficiencies to emotional, social and creative level are the reason of the greater quantity of mental derangement (depression, anxiety), solitude feelings, laxity and source of lack of happiness.

Creativity is essentially a form of problem-solving. It involves adaptability and flexibility of thought. In dealing with young children, the focus should be on the process, i.e., developing and generating original ideas, which is seen as the basis of creative potential. These are the same types of skills that numerous reports on education have suggested are critical for students. For these reasons, school should to try to alleviate this situation and stimulate the development of the imagination and creativity. Lots of authors share the idea that the creativity can be developed through the suitable training programmes [1-3]. In this sense, it has been obtained good results with the stimulation of the creative thinking through stimulation programmes with games [4-5].

In this study, we have checked the increasing of creativity through the musical audition of different pieces by the performing plastic and brainstorming activities. The study was carried out with different aged children

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children, music, creativity.