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Right Brained Teaching for Creative Classrooms

ABMP School Issues Forum

Austin, 2012


  • Session Goals:

  • Define art-based learning

  • Discuss benefits of bringing art-based learning into classrooms

  • Identify one art-based learning activity to use next week


Art-based learning uses learner art-making as a means for promoting learning in non-arts subjects.


  • Art-Based Learning Models

  • Local community centers

  • Whole school projects

  • Classroom instruction

  • Teacher development

  • Special learner populations

  • Business management

  • Business teams


  • Research Results

  • Improved relationships and cooperation

  • Increased learner participation and engagement

  • Improved teacher quality of instruction

  • Increased self-esteem and willingness to try new things

  • Improved creativity, problem solving, and complex thinking

  • Increased self-assessment, organization, and planning skills

  • Improved higher-order thinking skills


  • Higher-Order Thinking Skills

  • Critical thinking

  • Creative thinking


ABMP Instructors on the Front Lines

Teaching Critical and Creative Thinking Skills to Massage Students

Thinking tools are learned (or innate) approaches to thinking that are necessary for higher-order thinking.


Observing

Generating Ideas

Asking Questions

Connecting

Solving Problems

Transforming and Synthesizing


  • Transforming and Synthesizing Defined:

  • The process of internalizing new information by linking it to prior experience and knowledge, translating it into your own language, and then presenting the knowledge in a different way.


  • Art-Based Learning Examples

  • Visual Dialogues

  • Writing Activities

  • Dance and Embodiment

  • Theatre Activities

  • Music Activities

  • Installations


Visual Dialogues

  • Collages

  • Photography

  • Painting

  • Posters

  • Art Objects


Poster Projects and Shows


Be true to you. In the words of Allen Ginsberg: “Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.”


Poster Project and Shows

Project Goals

Effective Posters

Focus on a single message

Act as a source of information

Let graphics tell most of the story

Serve as effective conversation starters

  • Organize time

  • Think creatively

  • Communicate a clear message


Poster Projects and Shows

  • Massage for Special Populations

  • Massage for Condition Management

  • Massage and the Environment

  • Massage Making a Difference

Pick a Theme


Poster Project and Shows

Guidelines

Judging Criteria

Your poster will be judged on originality, clarity, relevance, clarity of the poster’s message, and use of graphics.

  • Posters must be 18 X 24 inches in size

  • Provide a 150-250 word typed description expressing the inspiration behind the poster.


Plan a Show


Psychology of Touch Project


Psychology of Touch Project

Project Goals

Directions

Create an art object that represents your touch history and current relationship to touch

Prepare 200-300 word typed description of your inspiration for the project

  • Recognize the role of touch in life

  • Identify touch histories

  • Recognize that clients have touch histories


What types of visual dialogues are you currently using in your massage classrooms?

Your Turn!


  • Writing Projects

  • Free Writing

  • Journaling

  • Poetry

  • E-books


Free Writing

Uses

Directions

Give students a topic

Example: Think about how your body feels now that you have received a massage – write about these feelings and any thoughts that come up.

Direct students to write non-stop for 10-15 minutes

Share some of their thoughts in a group discussion

  • Wake up thinking

  • Warm up before an exam

  • Develop comfort with writing

  • Bypass an inner critic

  • Discover new ideas

  • Capture feelings in a moment


What types of writing projects are you currently using in your massage classrooms?

Your Turn!


Dance

Movement Activities

Embodied Art


Body Thinking


Reenactment


What types of movement, dance, or embodied art projects do you currently use in your massage classrooms?

Your Turn!


  • Music

  • Rhythm

  • Sound

  • Song


Dance Massage


Do you currently use music, rhythm, sounds or songs as part of your teaching?

Your Turn!


  • Theatre-Based Activities

  • Skits

  • Role-playing

  • Reenactment

  • Videos


Six Views Activity


What do you think about the Six Views activity? Where might it be useful in your curriculum?

Your Turn!


The Animal Game


Do you have issues with learners excluding others? How do you address the issue now? Do you see the Animal Game as a useful way to frame topics of exclusion?

Your Turn!


Installations


Massage History Timeline


Human Installation


Human Installations

Uses

Directions

Give learners warning at the beginning of the class

Leave the room – allow students 15-20 minutes

Take pictures

  • Gives closure

  • Body learning

  • Collective experience

  • Requires teamwork

  • Creates lasting impression of learning


You have 15 minutes to dialogue and plan an installation that captures something that you learned here today.

Your Turn!


Around the Room

What is the most important thing you’ll take home with you as a result of our sessions today?


Thank You!


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