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  • Visual Art
    Other Subjects
    Project Based Learning
  • One of the components of 21st Century Learning Skill currently focused, applied and practiced in the Elementary Visual Art Class, Lincoln School.
  • Inventive Thinking:
  • Application of the Terms in Visual Art Class:
    • Curiosity to stimulate and spark, interest, attention and desire to know.
    • Creativity to bring something into existence that is genuinely new and original
    • Risk Taking by willingness to be unconventional and bold, such that one's personal growth as a young artist is enhanced.
  • Why?
    Letting their innate nature to bloom to be self directed learners
    To EXPLORE the complex world around them without putting pressure on their capabilities
    Retaining lifelong learning about the world around them.
    Aiming to develop confident, skilled, creative, risk takers to discover and invent to change their lives and of the world in the future.
  • Where do I begin?
    Teaching Art and being a Creative Artist
    Language level
    Learning Stage
    Focus and interest
    Instructions, plans and flexibility
    Learning and developing technical skills
    Sufficient guidance and positive feedback
    Creating original work
  • Why through Visual Art?
    It empowers children to communicate ideas that words   and numbers cannot always help them adequately to express.
    (Grade 2: Self- Portrait: Lines and shapes/ color contrast and interests)
  • Why is integration necessary?
    To create ‘out of the box thinkers’ to increase cognitive capacities of children to make connections to other subjects and relate to real life experiences.
    Grade 3: Integration Language Art/ Social Studies
    cover for the ‘Wild Island’ travel brochure .
    Art skills: Texture/ recycled paper collage/ overlapping/ contrast/ negative and positive space/ cut and paste/ Ref. Henri Matisse’s work - PowerPoint presentation
  • We can create Inventive Thinkers just by integrating a simple subject matter:
    Art History and Culture ‘Day of the Dead’
    Mexican Mural
    Integration: High School Spanish Class
  • Benefits from curiosity, creativity and risk taking:
    We retain and learn by making interconnections.
    There is no guess work about whether the connections have been made by the students, the connections will be clear.
    It strengthens skills that the students encounter in one content area by practicing in another, while learning different skills and techniques enhance the subject matter.
    The students will know how to transfer their acquired knowledge to other contexts
    Individual abilities and interests are discovered
  • Students’ Phases:
    Plan work showing lines/ shapes and colors
    Believe in their abilities
    In the Process:
    Work to reach goals
    Flexibility is welcomed
    Interest in their work
    Teach themselves
    Help others
    Seek help when needed
    Upon Completion:
    Evaluate their work
    Understand that hard work is
    the success
    Have positive self-images of themselves
    as learners
    Use what they have learned to adapt to
    new situations
  • From the scraps ‘A Community’
    Curious + Creative + Risk Takers= Inventive Thinkers
  • What do the children say?
    Do you like art ?
    Why do like art?
    Because it is fun.
    Why do you think it is fun?
    You get to create what you want to.
    How do you create what you want to?
    From my mind.
  • Where does tech come in?
    Digital grayscale printouts to study value!
    Hope to collaborate technology in Visual Art in the future!
    Technology makes the tasks easier.
  • Students Who Are Personally Creative:
     Exhibit Innovation and Risk-Taking
    Produce original, unique, and cogent ideas, phrases,
    and products
    Exhibit expertise in at least one domain
    Take risks and excel despite mistakes
     Are Intrinsically Motivated
    Exhibit curiosity, inquisitiveness, wonder, and excitement
    Are flexible and adaptable
    Become immersed in challenging learning for intrinsic reasons
    Tolerate ambiguity well and respond with spontaneity and ingenuity
    2003 NCREL/Metiri Group
  • Students Who Are Risk-Takers:
     Are willing to tackle challenging tasks, even when success is uncertain
    Choose tasks involving reasonable or intermediate risk rather than excessive risk
    Share and advocate ideas they believe in, even when those ideas are unconventional
    Are willing to hold their work or thinking up to critical appraisal and amend thinking when successfully challenged
    Are willing to be incorrect and willingly take on tasks that might result in errors
    2003 NCREL/Metiri Group
  • Evidence of Learning Taking Place
  • Just a beginning!
  • Reading:
    enGauge21st Century Skills Cheryl Lemke, CEO, Metiri Group
    Ed Coughlin, Senior Vice President, MetiriGroup
    Dr. VandanaThadani, Associate, Metiri Group
    Crystal Martin, Research Associate, Metiri Group
    Metiri Group
    1801 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 426
    Los Angles, CA 90067
    Video “Do schools kill creativity?”http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/66
  • Creativity Linksby C. Osborne
    This page links to great resources on creative thinking.
    Creativity Pool
    This is a database of creative and original ideas. Submit your own or check to see if someone else has thought of the same thing.
    Creative Problem Solvingfrom Burris Laboratory School, Muncie, IN
    This page highlights six steps in creative problem solving.
    Creativity Webfrom C. Cave
    This page contains ideas on linking creative thinking to critical thinking and multiple intelligences.
  • Techniques for Creative Thinking
    Edward de Bono's Methods & Concepts of Lateral Thinking
    This page provides an overview of deBono's ideas about creativity. Here you can also learn about the Six Thinking Hatsby S. Labelle.
    Introduction to Creative Thinking by R. Harris from VirtualSalt
    This page compares critical and creative thinking and discusses the myths of creative thinking.
  • Read on:
    • Encourage Student Thinking with Questions
    • Writing Objectives for Lessons in Drama Class
    • Using the Cognitive Domain to Include Rigor
    • Teachers Can Improve Student Participation
    • Low-Prep Differentiated Activities
    • Guide for New Teachers