I'd like to hear more about this, please. On what bases do we compare art?
I work with simple things like "Which one do you like better?" "Why?"
(Usually the subject matter or color) "Which one would you like to give to
your Mom?" "Why?" "Where do you think she would put it?" "Why there?"
"Which one looks like it was the hardest to do?" "Why?"
Are there other lines of questioning? And what about the older kids. How do
they compare the works of art.
Do you ever compare the works of the kids in class? "Who used more
different colors?" "Who used more red?" "How is Johnny's picture the same
as Susan's?" "How is it different?"
I haven't done this. I have had 5 or so kids come up at a time (if they are
willing) and show their work and we comment favorably on each. "I like
Javie's flower." Is this what you mean by developing higher level thinking
skills? I can see where it would but is there more?