What does critical thinking mean and why is it a 21st century skill? In this edWeb.net webinar presented by the Champion Creativity community, viewers explored promising practices of using art-integration to build critical thinking skills. Art-integration lessons involve stretching what a student knows, building upon prior understanding and persevering to find new solutions.
Art is a language—in fact it’s children’s first written language and the only universal language that communicates across the globe, regardless of what tongue people speak. Today we live in the “visual age.” Art and design are even more important skills to develop than ever before, as we prepare students to communicate in all sorts of new media. Art-infused education helps students visually communicate thoughts and feelings.