International Journal of Art & Design Education

Teaching Thinking Skills: the Development of Design Concepts in School Pupils

Volume 8.1   1989



This paper identifies the need to teach both craft and thinking skills concurrently, with each rooted in a very different paradigm, as a significant dilemma for the art and design teacher. The paper focuses on the thinking processes that give personal and social significance to the work produced by pupils in the classroom, and considers ways in which a teacher may, through talk, affect the quality of that thinking.