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Journal of Education and Practice, v7 n2 p1-8 2016

Researcher and professionals that started researching about brains since 1930 believe that left brain is a rational brain, which is tightly related with the IO, rational thinking, arithmetic thinking, verbal, segmental, focus, serial (linear), finding the differences, and time management, Meanwhile right brain is the part of brain that controlled emotional thinking, which is tightly related to EQ, intuitive character, spatial thinking, visual, holistic, diffuse, parallel thinking (lateral), finding the similarities and not depending on the time. Reputedly our brain dualism are the one who make human think really binary. Even though like that, both of the brains work together and support each other. Which one is more important? The left brain or the right brain? Drawing is one of the activity that can activate our right brain hemispheres, but then our education system in school is build that way, where creativity and imagination are put inside the box and only demand one right answer. And our children is more and more leaning towards the "left world", when the school extend the hours until nearly evening and they added more homework loads, even sometimes the school cancel the art subject in school. So when is the time for our children to play and hang out?And drawing for children is mostly restricted with the tools, themes, ways to do it, times, places, etc. so they can't really explore what they had been imagined to be creative.

Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Development, Freehand Drawing, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Young Children, Imagination, Learning Processes, Childrens Art, Child Development

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