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  1. VISUAL THINKING STRATEGIES Jessica Gaston

  2. WHAT’S GOING ON IN THIS PICTURE?

  3. WHAT IS IT? • Method of learning for students that uses art as a catalyst for discussion. • Increases: • critical thinking skills • Visual literacy • Language skills • (“Visual Thinking Strategies”)

  4. WHAT IS IT? • Teachers use artworks and imagery to start a dialogue. • Teachers facilitate discussion amongst students being neutral and unbiased. • Students lead discussions. • VTS fosters a respectful, safe environment to express opinions and ideas. • (Smith, 2008)

  5. RESEARCH • Created and researched by Abigail Housen and Phillip Yenawine • Began research in 1988 • (Thompson)

  6. RESEARCH • Aesthetic Development Interview (ADI) utilized to study over 4,000 subjects • Subject is shown various artworks • Interviewer does not ask guiding questions, only invites subject to talk • Interview is recorded, then dissected, then categorized into domains • - Secondary information like portfolios and journals also used • (“Visual Thinking Strategies”)

  7. WHY ART? • Art's subjects cover age-old stories often addressing universal human concerns and conditions. • Art's subjects transcend economic and cultural boundaries. • Art is intentionally ambiguous, open to a variety of interpretations. • Feelings are embedded in art along with information, triggering a full range of expression from those who look at it thoughtfully. • Layers of meaning, symbols and metaphor encourage probing and reflecting in young people, as they do in adults. • (“Visual Thinking Strategies”)

  8. 5 STAGES - STAGE THEORY • Stage 1 - Accountive • Stage 2 - Constructive • Stage 3 - Classifying • Stage 4 - Interpretive • Stage 5 - Re-Creative

  9. CLASSROOM IMPLEMENTATION • Teachers ask three questions: • “What's going on in this picture? • What do you see that makes you say that? • What more can we find?” • (“Visual Thinking Strategies”)

  10. CLASSROOM IMPLEMENTATION • Teachers use three techniques while students discuss: • 1) Paraphrase • 2) Connect • 3) Focus • (“Visual Thinking Strategies”)

  11. CLASSROOM IMPLEMENTATION • Students will: • 1) Observe • 2) Discuss • 3) Defend • 4) Listen • 5) Accept diverse viewpoints • (“Visual Thinking Strategies”)

  12. REFERENCES • Kang-O'Higgins, Y. (Performer) (2012). Visual thinking strategies public seminar [Web]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48JVXb2PCrM • Robertson, K. (2006). Visual thinking strategies for improved comprehension. Retrieved from http://www.colorincolorado.org/article/13279/ • Smith, F. (2008, October 08). The eyes have it: Potent visuals promote academic richness. Retrieved from http://www.edutopia.org/visual-thinking-strategies-art-curriculum • Thompson, J. (n.d.). Visual thinking strategies. Retrieved from http://contemporaryartscenter.org/visual-thinking-strategies • Visual thinking strategies. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://vtshome.org/