Our teaching strategy
Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) transforms the way students think and learn. Based in theory and research, our program uses skilled facilitation of visual art discussions to significantly increase student engagement, performance, and enjoyment of learning.
Visual Thinking Strategies is the result of more than 20 years of collaboration between cognitive psychologist Abigail Housen, veteran museum educator Philip Yenawine, and their colleagues. Since its founding in 1995, VTS has influenced the landscape of education in schools and museums around the world, reaching over 1 million students in 33 states and 18 countries through more than 5,000 educators in more than 300 schools and 100 museums. Our research, and that of others has continued to confirm that VTS is an effective means of developing critical thinking and communication skills with every demographic.