Video: Introduction to Visual Thinking Strategies

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

  • Uses art to develop critical thinking, communication and visual literacy 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

Learn more about Visual Thinking Strategies.

Introduction to VTS from Visual Thinking Strategies on Vimeo.

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