Episode 87: Integrating Art into Your Courses: How the Slow Looking Approach Promotes Critical Thinking with Dr. Donna Brown
In episode 87 of the Lecture Breakers podcast, Dr. Donna Brown joins us to talk about all of the creative ways you can integrate art into your courses to promote reflection, encourage critical thinking, and enhance creativity.
In this episode, we talk about how to integrate art experiences into all disciplines. One of my favorite parts of this conversation was when Donna explained her "Slow Looking" program which is an approach to help students learn through observation. When she described how it works, I could immediately see how it can be adapted to almost any topic within any course.
I thought this was just such an enjoyable conversation and one that I hope inspires you to think of ways you can integrate more art experiences into your courses no matter what you teach.
- Why you should consider integrating art experiences into your courses.
Examples of projects and learning experiences co-created by educators and the team at the art museum.
- How the "slow looking" approach helps students learn through observation.
Tips for integrating art experiences into your courses.
- How to adapt art experiences in online courses.
Learn more about the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art (usu.edu)
- Check out the Patternmaking project from Spring 2020
- Get the book: Slow Looking: The Art and Practice of Learning Through Observation
- Read the article: Looking at Art Could Help Med Students Become Better Doctors
- Read this article about how slow looking can help clinicians think more critically and connect with patients.
- Learn more about slow looking from Harvard Project Zero.
- Connect with Donna: firstname.lastname@example.org
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