A couple of weeks ago I was a part of a short podcast, A Quick Primer: Using Arts and Crafts to Achieve Student Learning Objectives More Effectively, on Bam! Radio with Larry Ferlazzo. We discussed examples of when art is a key part of the learning vs. when it is merely fluffy time filler.
One of the examples that I shared (one of my favorites) is how Justin Wells used art as scaffolding for a literary analysis of Dante’s Inferno. The art and presentation of it prepared students to write an in-depth critique of the article. Below is a short video of this incredible project.
The podcast was short so I did not get the opportunity to share other examples, but I believe that various forms of art are perfect final products in PBL.
How have you used art to take students deeper into their learning?
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