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 .
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ABMP School Issues Forum
Art-based learning uses learner art-making as a means for promoting learning in non-arts subjects.
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.
Transforming and Synthesizing
Be true to you. In the words of Allen Ginsberg: “Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.”
Focus on a single message
Act as a source of information
Let graphics tell most of the story
Serve as effective conversation starters
Pick a Theme
Your poster will be judged on originality, clarity, relevance, clarity of the poster’s message, and use of graphics.
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
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
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?
Give learners warning at the beginning of the class
Leave the room – allow students 15-20 minutes
What is the most important thing you’ll take home with you as a result of our sessions today?