Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is a powerful and exciting student-centred teaching methodology.
Introduced at the Incinerator Gallery, Moonee Ponds, it was co-developed at the Museum of Modern Art in the 1980s in New York by cognitive psychologist Abigail Housen and veteran museum educator Philip Yenawine.
VTS uses facilitated discussion to practice respectful, democratic, collaborative problem-solving among students, which transfers to other classroom interactions and beyond. Regular VTS lessons have been proven to strengthen students’ oral communications, literacy and creative and analytical skills among students of all ages.
USQ has a longstanding 20-year partnership with Flying Arts Alliance. They are an organisation who provide arts workshops for regional and remote areas, with a particular focus on Education.