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Instructional Strategies

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Achievement in the fine arts requires many different kinds of thinking. Students learn to attend to details while maintaining a holistic outlook. They learn to unify diverse elements into cohesive works of art. They become adept at applying the tools of critical thinking and learn to solve problems in multiple ways.

The following teaching strategies can assist in the process of building students' skills of critical thinking and problem solving in the fine arts.