We know that arts learning builds strong cognitive habits--creative and critical thinking skills and habits of mind.
“A Habit of Mind is knowing how to behave intelligently when you DON’T know the answer." - Costa and Kallick
Habits of Mind answer the question: What do successful people do?
What do good artists do, for example? Good collaborators?
Click below to view the Artist Habits of Mind, eight disciplined habits of mind that the arts purposefully foster - findings from research conducted through Project Zero of Harvard University.
Whether our students become artists or choose to practice another profession in an artful way, it is important that they and their parents recognize that learning life long Habits of Mind are learned in and through the arts. The Artist’s Habits of Mind are large concepts that underlie the Minnesota Arts Standards.
We’re curious to see how practitioners link them. How do you think about them in your practice? Click "Habits with the Standards" in the sidebar to continue.
Lois Hetland, Ed.D.
Ellen Winner, Ph.D.