Visual Thinking Strategies Workshop By Philip Yenawine



Visual Thinking Strategies Workshop By Philip Yenawine

Hosted by: U.S. Embassy Bangkok in collaboration with U.S. Consulate General, Chiang Mai
Co-host: Service Art Project : SAP  Faculty of Fine Arts CMU
Date: Wednesday 27, January 2010
Time: 13.00 a.m. -16.30 p.m.   (Half-day)
Venue: The theater ,CMU Art Center
Free Admission


About Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS)
     Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), is a school curriculum and teaching method that

    * Uses art to develop critical thinking, communication and visual literacy skills; to foster students’ capacities to observe, think, listen and communicate.
    * The VTS curriculum is specifically targeted at developing creative and critical thinking skills.
    * Asks educators to facilitate learner-centered discussions of visual art
    * Engages learners in a rigorous process of examination and meaning-making through visual art
    * Measurably increases observation skills, evidential reasoning, and speculative abilities
    * Engenders the willingness and ability to find multiple solutions to complex problems
    * Uses facilitated discussion to enable students to practice respectful, democratic, collaborative problem solving skills that over time transfer to other classroom interactions, and beyond
    * Uses eager, thoughtful participation to nurture verbal language skills, and writing assignments to assist transfer from oral to written ability
    * Produces growth in all students, from challenged and non-English language learners to high achievers
    * Underscore connections to art and strengthens the role of museums as a valuable resource in students’ lives

For more: http://www.vtshome.org/



About Philip Yenawine
     Philip Yenawine is co founder (with cognitive psychologist Abigail Housen) of Visual Understanding in Education (VUE), a non-profit educational research organization that develops and studies ways teaching visual literacy and of using art to teach thinking and communication skills.  VUE’s curriculum, Visual Thinking Strategies, is in use in schools across the US as well as in seven countries of the former Soviet Union, most of them in severely distressed circumstances.

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