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Seeing and Thinking: A Critical Relationship

  • (Lecture)
  • When: 19 January 2010 | 10:30-16:00
  • Where: Auditorium, TCDC

On January 19, the U.S. Embassy, TCDC, and Markings Studio present: “Seeing and Thinking: A Critical Relationship,”

“Visual literacy” is a matter of pulling meaning from images, based on observations. Beginning in infancy, we use our eyes to make sense of the world around us, but oddly enough the capacity to understand complex images seems not to grow unless nurtured. Given the right kind of instruction, however, we can use our eye-mind connection to understand challenging images (art works for example), to build critical thinking skills, and to boost student performance in school.

On January 19, the U.S. Embassy, TCDC, and Markings Studio present: “Seeing and Thinking: A Critical Relationship,” a one day introduction to Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) by American author Philip Yenawine, former Director of Education, MOMA.

Agenda


10.00 am Registration and Coffee Break
10.30 am Introduction to “Seeing and Thinking”
Rudolf Arnheim and Abigail Housen: scholars of visual thinking
Implication of their research for teaching/learning
Demonstration of VTS, an application for teaching
12.30 pm Lunch Break at your convenience
13.30 pm Analysis of VTS
Constructivist teaching/learning: being student centered and development appropriate
What has been learned from studying VTS?
What are its implications for museums?
Visual literacy, stage change
What are its implications for schools?
Thinking, language, effective teaching
Remaining questions
16.00 pm Conclusion

Open to TCDC Platinum members only (Free Admission)
Limited to 50 seats. Please make reservation at TCDC Information Counter, Tel. 02 664 8448 ext. 213, 214. (Closed on Monday)

Remark:
1. Advance phone reservation is recommended.
2. On-site registration opens one hour before the scheduled start time. For those who have made advance reservation, please register to confirm your seat at least 30 minutes before the event starts.
3. The lecture will be conducted in English with simultaneous Thai translation via headset.

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