How to Use Art to Teach Critical Thinking?

There’s no doubt that critical thinking skills are one of the most sought-after when it comes to success in academic and professional life. But why does acquiring such skill have to be so complicated?

As educators and parents, we can often get entangled with the ‘critical’ part of the thinking process, looking into the complex problem-solving processes by using science and math problems. While the development of the analytical side of the brain is essential in leveraging a person’s critical thinking skills, nurturing the creative and inquisitive side of the brain is equally important.

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Using Art to Ignite Curiosity

Children have an unprecedented level of curiosity. Strengthening the school’s art programs can help them hone their critical thinking skills to add value to the professional environment when they enter it.

Think about our time back in school when science and math were the ‘practical’ classes that required theoretical learning involving untouchable and variable subject matter. On the contrary, art enables students to learn real-time problem solving through a hands-on approach to concretize the ‘hypothetical.’ Art allows students to take a focused and slow approach to understand the world around them for better access to clues that can make complex problems easy.

Research shows that helping children examine, observe, and reflect on paintings and other forms of art can enable them to perform a careful analysis when faced with a real-life problem. Moreover, art appreciation fosters empathy, tolerance, and resilience among students.


How to Use Art in the Classroom?

Integration of art is a robust method of using art in different subjects. For instance, when teaching mathematics, you can encourage the students to use their creative side of the brain to picture the word problem to solve it with ease.

STEM education programs, like the ones offered by COMPUCHILD, get a lot of traction these days. Therefore, COMPUCHILD has incorporated Arts in the STEM to offer STEAM-based after-school enrichment programs that use self-expression to teach complex concepts.

Nonetheless, lucrative careers in the field of STEM – like software programming – use artistic solutions for real-world problems. STEAM education proves that practical knowledge and creativity can coexist in the classroom.

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