Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 9-3.30pm

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. 

Venue Sidney Myer Education Centre

For more information about VTS or the event, email Carly Grace at Heide or call (03) 9850 1500

Cost $190 Heide Education Member $150 AEV Members $150 (log in or join to receive discount)

The price includes museum admission, workshop materials, drinks & refreshments from Café Heide.

Here is some more information about VTS at Heide.

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