Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Capstone Project

Degree Name

Master of Liberal Studies

Organizational Unit

University College


Global Affairs

First Advisor

Arianna Nowakowski, Ph.D.


Creativity, Teaching, Self-efficacy, Symmetry, Visuospatial, Memory


Creativity is defined as the ability to make new things or think of new ideas using multiple human aptitudes; it is inventiveness. Therefore, an important part of understanding creativity is through the self-reflection of your own cognitive components of logical, spatial and aesthetics thinking, which requires the cortical processes of spatial sequencing memory and affective symmetry gauging. Creativity is relevant to the global community and international education because it is an inherent human expression. A case study of the experience of the art teachers at the John Langdon Down Foundation A.C. (JLDF) Mexican art school (who chose to undergo a meaningful and emotional journey of self-reflection) is the account of the development of a novel visuospatial and bodily kinetic curriculum for the JLDF art students with Down syndrome that seemed to improve both the teachers’ and students’ creativity, self-efficacy and spatial sequencing memory.

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