Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. Christina D. Chin
Dr. William Charland
Dr. Jeffrey Abshear
art education, art, visual thinking strategies, middle school, visual art
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The purpose of this thesis is to expand and demonstrate how the integration of Visual Thinking Strategies into a middle school classroom curriculum could strengthen and benefit students’ critical thinking and art literacy. There is a growing and overwhelming use of technology and images in our world, to which students are exposed daily. By integrating a visual literacy strategy in a visual art setting, students may learn to slow down and think more critically about what they see and understand, not only in art but cross-curriculum.
Gibbs, Shelley K., "Integrating Visual Thinking Strategies into Art Education: A Curriculum for the Middle School Level" (2019). Masters Theses. 4293.