32 thoughts on “Teaching art or teaching to think like an artist? | Cindy Foley | TEDxColumbus”

  1. Creativity is really thinking outside the box. Politically and socially America does not want people who think outside the box, especially as illustrated by changes in the country during the past several years. Therein lies the dilemma. Those who think outside the box in America are perceived as a threat. We applaud the financially successful results of their experimentation but are fully prepared to shun them if the results are not profitable. America is a victim of its narrow creativity. I applaud this Tedx in principle but recognize that in practice America is not fertile ground or open for creativity. We just think we are.

  2. Anyone heard of Educationalist Charlotte Mason? English, revolutionary, champion of “idea” based learning, deceased since 1923? This capsulized her main tenet without ever using her name. I’ve studied, taught, and written about Mason for 23 years and her name deserves to be mentioned here because she would never want to “kill the ideas” and lived for math, art, and science to be in service to ideas. I loved the trans-disciplinary research concept because that describes my mind, my life, my entire drive. Please forgive that as it’s not intended as a boast. Thank you!

  3. I read a comment that she had the flu and now I can hear it in her voice and hearing her voice makes my throat feel sore lol like that fuzzy sore feeling like your throat is closing up omg

  4. this presentation was all over the place
    i dont know whether my brain isn't big enough or something but this felt so unorganized

  5. A limited illadvised point of view. Ideas are the things that separates one artist from another, one art (or otherwise) movement from another, but this speaker has completely disrespected craft within this discussion, not to mention the business of sustaining oneself as an artist. There is no recognition of the dedicated time it takes to build a creative mind, this non-artist, she's just married to one, has a very one dimensional view on how to think as a artist. You can't grade ideas, they are based on context, look at storytelling in animation, games and movies. More artists in schools is the answer.

  6. Sadly, education of any kind in today's society is reduced to testing and getting good scores. Creativity has been pushed out of importance. Play time, unstructured learning, and creativity are seen as impediments as to learning. When society only demands and expects perfection and regurgitation of fact, humanity will suffer. My own father dissed my art and artistic ability… he stated that art is irrelevant to human society. I'd always tell him that humans are creative beings and without creativity we would not have civilization. We are not computers. I've worked with children that have great difficulty with being spontaneous and creative. It's sad. It's an ability that should come naturally. We need more transdisciplinarian research.

  7. 13:10 that woman in the bottom rigt corner better be sleep-deprived, because I can't imagine any logical reasons to not be engaged in this lecture and to sigh like this.

  8. The hardest thing to do as an artist is deferentially seeing with a new fresh eyes the same work you have just finished.

    Abdullah Nasher
    3d artist & Freethinker

  9. I think a practical solution to her stated problem would be to start teaching more design or “strategy” classes in school. Designing for a specific class or client forces you to be creative in a strategic way of thinking in order to obtain a goal.

    I think that what she is a proponent for is for encouraging expression and exploration. I think these can be tied to creativity but they’d tend to be less productive. I would be really interested in knowing how she thinks an art classroom should be led practically.

    And as others have said, there’s nothing wrong with teaching skills in art class. Some forms of art, especially in the renaissance were all about creating beautiful works of art that required amazing skill—and not much of a need for the ability to embrace ambiguity. In recent years, art has moved to more of expression, rather than creating beautiful things though, so she’s most likely more so embracing the new trends in art.

    Regardless, this talk is very good to bring up challenges and to get you thinking and talking about what art classes should look like.

  10. Don't want to offend anyone, I'm just giving me honest opinion – I found no creativity in this video on creative thinking… actually I got confused as I kept watching as to what I am watching this for…

  11. Great talk… Nurturing creativity and innovative thinking is so important! I love how Cindy articulated it. It builds individuality and as she says, new ideas… I teach art in London, and luckily I do it privately and have the freedom to do so without limiting the creative process of the little artists, but encouraging them to bring out their own ideas. Thank you for this talk, Cindy, it’s inspiring. 👏🏽♥️

  12. 2 minutes into the talk, i came to the point of muting the video and turning on the subtitles.I truly don’t want to be rude but mouth sounds are truly hard for some people to tolerate. The sound make me so nervous and uncomfortable to the point i totally lost my concentration on what she was saying and all i could only hear was the mouth noise.

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