Dr. Barbara Torre Veltri, has presented her research on the Kids' Point of view Project to assess student thinking on social issues through their visual art and inspired other international colleagues to do the same in their classrooms.
Dr. Barbara Torre Veltri
Associate Professor College of Education
Let's expand this project to more students in schools and museums around the globe.
Students in Turkey changed the word "Immigration" to Migration in their images and captions.
I met students from Ankara, while in Athens in June 2017 and stopped to purchase a color pencil set and a sketch pad. Teachers and Practitioners are prepared to collect data wherever they go. Thanks to two teachers in schools in Turkey who completed this project in their school with 20 multi-aged elementary students.
When I led a study abroad in 2018 and 2019 to Siena, Italy, my teacher candidates collaborated with teachers across grades 1-8th. Kids thinking vs. knowing was evident in every project.
If you want to know what kids are thinking, how do your change the way you teach so that they teach you?