Using Movement, MUsic and Visual Art
(MMUVA)
to
Enhance Critical Thinking in the Classroom
TeriW. Finn
Ph.D. Student, Inst...
Rationale
“All around us are matters of national and
international importance that are crying out for
creative solutions…....
“No problem can be solved by the same consciousness that created it. We need to see the world anew.” ~ Einstein
Integrated...
“If we teach today as we taught yesterday, then we rob our children of tomorrow.” ~ John Dewey
 Integrated Design + Educa...
What is MMUVA?
 Custom software that uses motion capture to generate digital sound
and image through movement
 Produces ...
History of the Project
“Out of the questions of students come most of the creative ideas and discoveries.” ~ Ellen Langer
...
Where?
“Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.” ~ Roger Lewin
http://www.soe.vt.edu...
MMUVA Demo
Post-It Brainstorm
How can you use MMUVA in your
classroom to…
•Promote CriticalThinking Skills?
•Idea Generation
•Reflect...
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Using Movement, MUsic, and Visual Art (MMUVA) to Enhance Critical Thinking in the Language Arts Classroom

  1. 1. Using Movement, MUsic and Visual Art (MMUVA) to Enhance Critical Thinking in the Classroom TeriW. Finn Ph.D. Student, Instructional Design &Technology,VirginiaTech GRA, Integrated Design + Education +Art Studio (IDEAS) project
  2. 2. Rationale “All around us are matters of national and international importance that are crying out for creative solutions…. Such solutions emerge from a healthy marketplace of ideas, sustained by a populace constantly contributing original ideas and receptive to the ideas of others.” ~Newsweek, “The Creativity Crisis,” July 2010
  3. 3. “No problem can be solved by the same consciousness that created it. We need to see the world anew.” ~ Einstein Integrated Design + Education + Art StudioTeam: Research-based Model of Critical & CreativeThinking Background Knowledge Reflective Judgment Idea Generation Self-Regulation Self-Regulation Attitudes & Dispositions
  4. 4. “If we teach today as we taught yesterday, then we rob our children of tomorrow.” ~ John Dewey  Integrated Design + Education + Art Studio (IDEAS)  Support research focused at the intersection of the arts, creative technologies, and education  Discover new methods and tools to enhance PK-12 learning  Institute for Creativity, the Arts, andTechnology (ICAT) in the Center for the Arts atVirginiaTech  Educational Enhancement Collaboration Grants  Funds given to support projects which demonstrate integration of art and creative technologies and have educational potential  MMUVA  Simone Patterson, Ph.D. - School ofVisual Arts (SOVA)  Kelly Parkes, Ph.D. – School of Education (SOE) Framework
  5. 5. What is MMUVA?  Custom software that uses motion capture to generate digital sound and image through movement  Produces original new media (electronic) artworks and provides instruction in the visual arts, music, dance and collaboration.  An embodied learning experience.  Users respond to music with dance and motion, which is converted into visual representations. “Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.” ~ Voltaire
  6. 6. History of the Project “Out of the questions of students come most of the creative ideas and discoveries.” ~ Ellen Langer  Originally developed with art inspired by the works of Jackson Pollock & Michael Jackson’s music  Named Michael Jackson Pollock  Used with students at Pulaski High School, South Salem Elementary  Lesson Plans developed that focus on the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the arts (grades 6-8)  Lesson Plans developed that focus on the Great Migration, Harlem Renaissance (grade 11)
  7. 7. Where? “Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.” ~ Roger Lewin http://www.soe.vt.edu/IDEAS/MMUVA-project.html •No Cost to Access •Look for the link that says: “Click here for access to the MMUVA program” •Downloadable lesson plans •Additional projects on the IDEAS site
  8. 8. MMUVA Demo
  9. 9. Post-It Brainstorm How can you use MMUVA in your classroom to… •Promote CriticalThinking Skills? •Idea Generation •Reflective Judgment •Self-Regulation •Attitudes and Dispositions •Address Content Area Standards?

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