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Visual Thinking Strategies Teacher Professional Learning (2 day program)

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Incinerator Gallery

180 Holmes Road

Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039

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Two day program: 9.30am – 3.30pm, Thursday 15 March and Friday 16 March 2018

Program includes lunch and refreshments

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is a powerful and exciting student-centred teaching methodology co-developed by cognitive psychologist Abigail Housen and veteran museum educator Philip Yenawine. VTS has been proven to strengthen students’ oral communications, literacy and creative and analytical skills among students of all ages. VTS uses facilitated discussion to practice respectful, democratic, collaborative problem-solving among students, which transfers to other classroom interactions and beyond.

In this two day program participants will themselves look carefully at selected artworks, talk about what they observe and be encouraged to support their interpretation with visual evidence. Through open-ended inquiry and engagement with visual art, listening to others and hands-on practical experiences participants will learn how to facilitate VTS in their own classrooms and communities.

The VTS pedagogy does not require specialist art knowledge or skills. It enhances other art classroom teaching strategies and curriculum. Participants will leave this program ready to facilitate VTS lessons with their students in their next class.

Participants bring: Notepad, pen, pencil for galleries.

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Christine Healey (Curator Education and Community Learning, at the Incinerator Gallery) is an experienced Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) trainer, coach and facilitator. Christine initially trained in VTS in New York (2012), followed up with two fellowships at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (2013 and 2016). Christine introduced VTS and the VTS school partnerships at Heide Museum of Modern Art and is pleased to be bringing this pedagogy to the Incinerator Gallery and schools in Melbourne's western suburbs.


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