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Past Thinking through Drawing symposia 

2012 Thinking through Drawing: Drawing in STEAM Thinking through Drawing 2012. The event brought together artists, educators, scientists, medical practitioners, philosophers, engineers, computer scientists, and more, to examine the uses of drawing across Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. A highlight of the symposium was the practical emphasis, with communal drawings on walls and floors, …

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The Role of Drawing in Kindergarteners’ Science Observations 

A nice study: Although some scientists believe that scientific observation skills are discipline-specific, public school science curricula for many American states require teachers to begin teaching children to observe scientific phenomena in kindergarten. This study examines the role that drawing played as 15 kindergarteners drew their observations of live animals in the classroom and then …

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Austin’s Butterfly 

This link was shared with us by Rhonda Berkower at The Conservatory Lab Charter School in Boston, a "Drawing across the Curriculum" participating school--  its a wonderful example of how Expeditionary Learning Schools use multiple drafts and peer critique to cultivate excellence Austin's Butterfly video A series of drafts of a scientific illustration of a …

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Nice blogs 

Drawing is AliveA LOOK AT THE ROLE DRAWING PLAYS IN THE CREATIVE PROCESS FROM SKETCHBOOKS TO MASTERWORKS. Brain-Smudge (a drawing studio forum) A site for sharing and discussing drawing methods, theories and possibilities, as well as the work of artists from all genres.

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Drawing through a Microscope 

This is a wonderful example of  seamless art/science integration, designed by  Drawing Across the Curriculum  participating teacher, Michael Anderson at Escuela Campo Alegre, in Caracas, Venezuela. Art Through a Microscope (click  here to see slideshow of student work) Science 6 As part of their Cell Biology unit, sixth-grade students work with the microscope to study …

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Interweavings: Pedagogy, Methodology and Research  ☆

The 3rd Annual International Thinking through Drawing Symposium & Drawing Research Network Conference: 24th - 26th of October, 2013 at Teachers College, Columbia University and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York What is drawing for? What can it do? What can we do with it? We are pleased to announce the 3rd Thinking …

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October 2013 Thinking through Drawing Symposium  ☆

The 3rd annual Thinking through Drawing Symposium will be held October 24-26  at Teachers College and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This year's theme is "Interweavings: Pedagogy, Methodology and Research" and is being held in tandem with the 2013 Drawing Research Network (DRN) conference. The DRN is now conducting an open call for submissions, please see …

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Drawing across the curriculum: who we are 

Andrea Kantrowitz is the director of the Thinking through Drawing Project in the Art and Art Education Department and an interdisciplinary doctoral candidate in art and cognitive studies at Teachers College, Columbia University   She is also an artist and teacher as well as one of the organizers of the International Drawing and Cognition Research …

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Drawing across the curriculum  ☆

This project supports collaboration between art teachers and university researchers to identify, analyze, assess and disseminate instructional methods that utilize drawing to promote trans-disciplinary creative and critical thinking and serve diverse populations. Drawing is chosen as a focus because of its broad application within and beyond the visual arts, as well as its accessibility to students and schools with …

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International Drawing and Cognition Research 

Interdisciplinary research conducted by members of the International Drawing and Cognition Reseach network suggests that our growing understanding of the cognitive skills involved in drawing can be put to practical use across various arenas, from the K-12 classroom to the training of surgeons. This research was presented at the first Thinking through Drawing symposium at …

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