Tip #531: Art Can Deepen Learning

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“I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and allows less room for lies.” LeCorbusier

An art activity can be a useful method to help participants gain a different perspective or deeper understanding. They have to dig deeply to discover the meaning and essence of what it is that they will represent through art.

Art activities work well as long as the participants understand that it is the quality of their ideas that is important, not the quality of their artistry.

There are two types of art activities. In the first, the participants are given complete freedom to create whatever they want. We will call this self-initiated art. In the second, the facilitator models the desired pre-formulated art and the … Read the rest

Tip #169: Interactive versus Experiential Learning, Part Two

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There are approximately ten broad categories of interactive or experiential learning strategies. The first five categories are identified below, along with some specific examples. Please note that these categories often overlap. Scavenger hunt is actually listed under physical movement and reading, to emphasize this point. Many activities involve reading, writing, and discussion. A relay race is a game that also involves physical movement, writing, problem solving, and discussion, etc.

1. Art: Any creative design activity intended to embody training concepts in a visual or tactile manner.

  • Draw a picture of themselves as either a food, a vehicle, or a pet- and label their characteristics.
  • Use art supplies to create an image of the training essence or metaphor (bridge, fruit tree,
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