Saturday, February 26, 2011

Peer Teaching

Peer teaching is one of my favorite things to observe in the studio. Often, kids seem more receptive to a peer; the learning and knowledge sharing is more informal and relevant. I learn by listening and hearing how they teach and re-teach each other concepts and routines.
These two young artists spent an entire class period working with color mixing. They mixed both from new colors and from a selection of mixed palettes created by others.
The artist on the right had much greater experience mixing and happily shared her knowledge with her friend who used the colors for his painting. This particular week, the "product" for the teaching artist was her sense of confidence and mastery in being about to share her experience with her friend.
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