Impacting Science Observation Skills Through Drawing Training
Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair
Secondary Advisor/Reader One
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
Art Education, Science, Teachers/ Teaching
Hale, Andrew Keith, "Impacting Science Observation Skills Through Drawing Training" (2015). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 245.