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ERIC Number: ED497825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 128
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-4818-8
Studio Thinking: The Real Benefits of Arts Education
Hetland, Lois; Winner, Ellen; Veenema, Shirley; Sheridan, Kimberly M.
Teachers College Press
Many people believe that art education is important, but few can say exactly why. In this book, are the results of the first in-depth research on the "habits of mind" that are instilled by studying art--habits the authors argue that could have positive impacts on student learning across the curriculum. "Studio Thinking" provides art teachers with a research-based language for describing what they intend to teach and what students learn. This language will help advocates explain arts education to policymakers, help art teachers develop and refine their teaching practices, and help educators in other disciplines learn from existing practices in arts education. The book introduces the Studio Thinking Framework, which allows researchers to test hypotheses about precisely which kinds of instruction lead to various desired outcomes; goes beneath the surface to discover what underlying cognitive and social skills are imparted to students when the arts are taught well; includes the voices of teachers, photographs of students at work, and samples of art projects in different media to demonstrate findings; and shows teachers of all subjects how to incorporate critique sessions in their classes to promote public, shared reflection and ongoing formative assessment. ["Studio Thinking" includes a foreword by David N. Perkins.]
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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