I've found that the acroynm scamper gives a nice framework for thinking skills both in and out of art. k
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "ayalafart" wrote:
> So we here at my school are attempting to reach across the various subject areas and come up with ideas for class projects that will require more of the four "C's" (creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration) and DOK (depth of knowledge). We are attempting to prepare the students for the new assessment testing that is around the corner. It will involve more "project based" assignments. Soon the days of bubbling in the answer will be gone. I think that this is great news for art classes and art teachers. I'm already getting many requests for creative ideas from other teachers. We as artist and art teachers sometimes take for granted the fact that we really do think in a creative manner. This can be difficult for others not accustomed to the "creative process"
> I'm currently attempting to Create projects that will incorporate many other subject areas. One example is for the students to learn one point perspective, create a drawing of the interior of a living room that is tiled. They must also figure out how much tile was used, the cost, factor in percentage of waste etc.etc. I want to support the other disciplines without sacrificing ART FOR ART'S SAKE.
> HAS ANYONE OUT THERE BEEN WORKING ON SIMILAR PROJECTS. If so, can we share