Blog Post #1

  1. According to Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein, using the model of ”entering the conversation can be effective because it allows for more discussion to take place. Additionally by using the model individuals are able to incorporate their own ideas whilst also being able to explore new perspectives.

2. After viewing the smart history videos, I agree that learning to look at artwork can definitely help us analyze other situations and help us further improve our communication and analytical skills. Sometimes when we look at art our gaze is being challenged- from there we are able to enhance our perspectives and gain new insight. Also, certain art pieces even have the ability to prepare us for the real world, promote our attention to detail, and in general help us think more critically to analyze complex problems.  Overall, I would say art is a unique experience that can help us as individuals think more critically and understand the complexity of certain things.

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