Advanced Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) | Incinerator Gallery

Advanced Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) | Incinerator Gallery

Suitable for teachers who have completed the introductory VTS training and keen to further develop their skills and knowledge of VTS. In this one day program participants are provided with further opportunities for coaching and provided tools to extend their use of VTS. Teachers will complete tasks that assist with image selection and progression. Teachers will utilise tools to assess their students’ development and growth over regular VTS lessons.

VTS is a powerful and exciting student-centred teaching methodology co-developed by cognitive psychologist Abigail Housen and veteran museum educator Philip Yenawine. In monthly (or more) lessons 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.

The VTS pedagogy does not require specialist art knowledge or skills and is suitable for educators of all subjects and enhances all classroom teaching strategies and curriculum.

Teachers who have not completed the Beginners or Introductory VTS Workshops should do so before enrolling in this class.

Please contact Christine if you wish to discuss integrating Visual Thinking Strategies into your school curriculum. VTS school partnerships and coaching are free for Moonee Valley Schools.

If you would prefer your school to be invoiced please contact Christine chealey@mvcc.vic.gov.au with your school’s purchase order number.

Program includes lunch and refreshments.

Presenter

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.

Please contact Christine if you wish to discuss integrating Visual Thinking Strategies into your school curriculum. VTS school partnerships and coaching are free for Moonee Valley Schools.