Studio Thinking: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education (Paperback)

The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education

By Lois Hetland, Ellen Winner, Shirley Veenema

Teachers College Press, 9780807748183, 119pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2007



Many people believe that art education is important, but few can say exactly why. Here, at last, are the results of the first in-depth research on the habits of mind that are instilled by studying arthabits the authors argue have positive impacts on student learning across the curriculum. Studio Thinking provides art teachers with a research-based language for describing what they intend to teach and what students learn. This language will help advocates explain arts education to policymakers, help art teachers develop and refine their teaching practices, and help educators in other disciplines learn from existing practices in arts education.