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The research addressed was, how does drawing training impact the observational abilities of students? The list of motivating factors for this capstone includes students exhibiting a lack of ability to sit still and observe details of the world around them as well as exhibiting a lack of ability to design and communicate through drawings used in engineering. The author teaches art and science and has experienced these deficiencies. The author used an in-class project currently in the curriculum as the basis for the research. This project involved observing a reptile habitat as a subject for drawing. Betty Edwards’ book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (1999) was a key influence and resource for analyzing and supporting the impact drawing training has on observational skills in science class, but also in being a more complete observer of the world these students live.
Observation, Drawing analyses
Hale, Andrew Keith, "Impacting Science Observation Skills Through Drawing Training" (2015). School of Education Student Capstones and Dissertations. 245.