ADVANCED AND APPLIED SCIENCES
EISSN: 2313-3724, Print ISSN:2313-626X
Volume 6, Issue 6 (June 2019), Pages: 1-5
Original Research Paper
Title: A study on the enfolded technique of origami art sensible among five years children in Perak, Malaysia
Author(s): Siti Ermi Syahira Abdul Jamil 1, *, Nur Hisham Ibrahim 2, Ismail Samsuddin 1, Mohd. Khairi Baharom 2
1Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak Branch, Seri Iskandar Campus, 32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia
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Corresponding author's ORCID profile: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4103-1730
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Visual art plays an essential role in children’s life. Through art exposure, the children are competent to explore their luminous world; by exploring and experimenting with their biological sensory and surroundings. In fact, the children improve artistic skills by developing through their personal interaction in an experiential learning concept. Previous research has found that the children’s creativity skills include cognitive, psychomotor and fine motor ability capable of enhancing through hands-on origami activities. In relation, the research has replicated and expanded the origami concept, which is only focused on the origami folding technique. Origami is the art of paper folding. The origami terminology derives from two combinations of Japanese words which are ori (folding) and gami (paper). The art presents a delicate three-dimensional construction of a geometrically formed animal from a single squared paper that requires multiple intricate folding techniques. This process justifies several origami folding techniques are identifiable. Eventually, some of the technique is very complex and requires a highly skilled ability to crease, which is inappropriate for early childhood stages. Apart from that, there are minimal studies has been done concerning the origami folding technique that is formidable for the early childhood stage. Therefore, the research intends to identify the precise origami folding technique that is suitable for five year old children and discover their potential. The paper has employed a qualitative case study within the pragmatic paradigm, which involves the observations and documentation on the literature instruments. The study involved a group of five year old children to represent the early childhood stage. The research was conducted in a private kindergarten and intentionally focused on two specific areas which are the urban and suburban area in Perak as to discover the significant result. The paper presented the current result based on the analysis found. The research outcomes have an immense potentiality to contribute a new knowledge towards modern art, children’s creative development and as a reference in the academic studies.
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Keywords: Origami, Enfolded technique, Children, Skill
Article History: Received 24 October 2018, Received in revised form 20 February 2019, Accepted 29 March 2019
The research delineated in the paper was fully supported by Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak. Further appreciation dedicated to the anonymous reviewers for their suggestion and points of view. Nest, I expressed my sincere gratitude to my supervisor, Dr. Nur Hisham Ibrahim and co-supervisor Assoc. Prof Dr. Ismail Samsuddin, as well as Dr. Mohd. Khairi Baharom, who always give me brilliant academic advice, bright ideas and encourage me in completing the paper.
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Conflict of interest: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
Jamil SESA, Ibrahim NH, and Samsuddin I et al. (2019). A study on the enfolded technique of origami art sensible among five years children in Perak, Malaysia. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 6(6): 1-5