University of Wisconsin - Green Bay


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Mark Kiehn

Mark Kiehn

Fall 2013

"Effects of Music and Arts Experiences on Higher-Order Thinking"

Grant in Aid of Research

Final Report: "Purpose of this grant funding was to cover costs incurred with presenting at the state conference. This GIAR grant supported the completion of my project and presentation of the study results/findings at the 2013 Wisconsin Music Educator Association Annual Inservice Conference in Madison. The funds were specifically used for the completion of a large research poster, attendance at the state legislature breakfast, and ground travel expenses to present at the conference. Many education colleagues asked for copies of the abstract after my research presentation/poster session on October 24. Music educators, professors, and administrators (n=20) specifically asked me to send the quantitative data and analysis figures in support of their own work developing curriculum and assessment of student learning with creative thinking, critical thinking and creative problem solving skills. The high interest in my present work apparently indicates a growing need for more empirical studies in learning higher order thinking skills; with main focus on practical solutions to the curricular and assessment challenges facing educators, administrators, and policy-makers. The manuscript from this original project has been submitted to a peer-reviewed journal with an international distribution."


Fall 2010

"Effect of Creative Experiences on Divergent Thinking Ability"

Research Scholar


Spring 2009

"Effect of Creative Experiences on Divergent Thinking Ability"

Grant in Aid of Research


Fall 2006

"Music Creativity Development among Elementary School Students"

Grant in Aid of Research


Fall 2005

"Music Creativity Development among Elementary School Students"

Grant in Aid of Research