The Art Thinking section of this site focuses on critical thinking, looking at, reflecting on and responding to art, with many teaching activities to help build these "art thinking" skills. This includes writing about art, research skills, developing vocabulary, and using investigation and research to support art making.
Also in this section are resources on culture and context and examples of how to include this in our teaching. Culture is addressed from a geographic point of view but also from a thematic angle, with examples within different cultural, social and contexts. Cross curricular connections are a great way to develop art work related to other topics the student is studying.
Here are some of the topics in the Art Thinking section
a way of introducing students to formulate and articulate a response when looking at artworks for the first time
Research and Practice How research informs and supports art practice
Different disciplines approach creativity, exploration and research in different ways and from different perspectives; when working together they open up new ways of seeing, experiencing and interpreting the world around us. From Art and Chemistry to Sound Art ,lots of suggestions for how to integrate art with other subject areas.
This large section looks at teaching contextual understanding, with pages on Cultural Perspective, on discovering Your Cultural Influences, with helpful links to art history resources, Timelines and teaching ideas from Renaissance Selfies to African American Quilting