ERIC Number: ED379308
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Teaching Critical Thinking in the Fine Arts.
Hooper, William L.
Critical thinking in the fine arts is defined as a reasonable and reflective thinking that is focused on what to believe and to do in relation to the fine arts. It is a process designed to help students develop awareness, appreciation, and understanding as they think clearly and critically about the arts and learn to express their ideas in a logical and concise manner. Methods used to teach critical thinking in the fine arts are: (1) homework almost daily; (2) testing through essays, objective tests, and short-answer questions; (3) writing assignment; (4) critical thinking exercises; and (5) group problem-solving. Examples of assignments and test items are presented, along with writing standards for the different reviews and critiques required. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Conference on Critical Thinking and Educational Reform (14th, Rohnert Park, CA, July 30-August 3, 1994).