Visual Thinking Strategies Workshop

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is a powerful and exciting student-centred teaching methodology co-developed by cognitive psychologist Abigail Housen and veteran museum educator Philip Yenawine. VTS has been proven to strengthen students’ oral communications, literacy and creative and analytical skills among students of all ages. VTS uses facilitated discussion to practice respectful, democratic, collaborative problem-solving among students, which transfers to other classroom interactions and beyond.

Experienced Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) trainer, coach and facilitator, Christine Healey, will lead this two day program. Participants will themselves look carefully at selected artworks, talk about what they observe and be encouraged to support their interpretation with visual evidence. Through open-ended inquiry and engagement with visual art, listening to others and hands-on practical experiences participants will learn how to facilitate VTS in their own classrooms and communities.

The VTS pedagogy does not require specialist art knowledge or skills. It enhances other art classroom teaching strategies and curriculum. Participants will leave this program ready to facilitate VTS lessons with their students in their next class.

Limited tickets available.
Monday 5 March and Tuesday 6 march 2018
Location: Mildura Arts Centre
Time: 9.30am to 4pm
Duration: Two days
Cost: Full $80 for both days, advise re dietary requirements when booking.
Mildura Rural City Council and Mildura Arts Centre

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