Teaching Visual and Critical Thinking Skills through Looking at Art: A three-part series

When: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Where: Mearns Centre/McPherson Library

During this three-part series, participants will be invited to engage individually and communally in a variety of experiential activities that explore how to build visual and critical thinking skills through looking at and discussing art. Featuring art works from the Legacy Gallery collection, participants will be introduced to Visual Thinking Strategies, a teaching technique that uses the practice of extended observation of visual imagery and discussion to help students develop the following transferrable skills:

•             Thoughtful and extended examination of data

•             Critical thinking

•             Communicating ideas clearly

•             Listening to and considering the views of others

•             Holding multiple perspectives

In session 1, through the guidance of a facilitator and working in groups with artwork, participants will experience how to visually analyse, look critically and communicate what they see. Visual Thinking Strategies will be introduced with a focus on the importance of considering multiple interpretations. 

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