We’re really into exploring different approaches to professional development and we wanted to share the Studio Thinking Framework Eight Habits of Mind (SHM) from Harvard’s Project Zero. Megan took a whole course on ongoing assessment and Studio Habits last month and will be integrating it into professional development with teachers and artists during this school year. Check out the Eight Habits of Mind below!
Studio Thinking Framework
Learning to use and care for tools (e.g., viewfinders, brushes), materials (e.g., charcoal, paint). Learning artistic conventions (e.g., perspective, color mixing).
|Engage & Persist
Learning to embrace problems of relevance within the art world and/or of personal importance, to develop focus and other mental states conducive to working and persevering at art tasks.
Learning to picture mentally what cannot be directly observed and imagine possible next steps in making a piece.
Learning to create works that convey an idea, a feeling, or a personal meaning.
Learning to attend to visual contexts more closely than ordinary “looking” requires, and thereby to see things that otherwise might not be seen.
Question & Explain: Learning to think and talk with others about an aspect of one’s work or working process.
Evaluate: Learning to judge one’s own work and working process and the work of others in relation to standards of the: field.
|Stretch & Explore
Learning to reach beyond one’s capacities, to explore playfully without a preconceived plan, and to embrace the opportunity to learn from mistakes and accidents.
|Understand Art World
Domain: Learning about art history and current practice.
Communities: Learning to interact as an artist with other artists (i.e., in classrooms, in local arts organizations, and across the art field) and within the broader society.