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Teaching Critical Thinking through Art, 2.1: Intro to Observing and Describing: Slowing Down to Look

Lead course instructor Julie Carmean introduces Unit 2 and focuses on the importance of slow looking. In this unit, she explains that participants will build a basic understanding of the thinking disposition Observing and Describing; develop a beginner’s comfort level with three observing/describing routines: (1) Looking: Nouns/Adjectives/Verbs; (2) The Elaboration Game; (3) Looking: 5x2; and learn techniques to document student thinking.