Wednesday 8 March 2017, 9am–3.30pm
Tuesday 2 May 2017, 9am-3.30pm
Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is an inquiry-based approach to experiencing art through careful, close looking and questioning, empowering students to discuss art based on what they can see in an artwork. The goal of VTS is not to teach the history of a work of art but rather to encourage students to observe independently and to back up their comments with evidence through dialogue with their peers. During this full day program, teachers will learn how to use VTS in their classrooms and have the opportunity to practice facilitating VTS discussions and receive coaching in the Heide galleries. The VTS pedagogy connects directly to the Victorian Curriculum, developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, viewing, speaking and writing, as well as capabilities for Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, and Ethical and Intercultural understandings.
Recommended for teachers and museum educators of all year levels and subjects. You do not need specialist art training to use this strategy in the classroom.
Cost $190 Education Member $150
Includes museum admission, workshop materials, drinks & refreshments from Café Heide