Using Art to Promote Deeper Thinking and Understanding
Learning to draw and shade, apply paint, use a glue gun, carve and print from linoleum are all important artistic skills and good things to know, but what do they help learners to understand? And how can they show what’s going on in their heads to their teachers and their peers?
Ron Ritchhart is a Senior Research Associate at Harvard Project Zero and author of Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners. Ron shares background information about thinking routines and some suggestions for teachers.