Curriculum for critical thinking about the arts

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The deadline for editing this proposal or adding yourself to the list is 11:59pm EST (GMT-5) on August 6, 2007.

Project description

With all of the creative, artistic projects available for kids on OLPC--make music! draw! etc--there is the unique opportunity to plug in a teaching module for critical thinking about the arts. As someone who has written a lot of music and arts criticism, I could develop a curriculum with the aim of teaching kids to comment on the creative output of other kids in the class in a constructive way. This would be with the goal of teaching basic writing skills.

Interested interns

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Geeta Dayal: gdayal (at) alum (dot) mit (dot) edu. I've written arts criticism for many major publications, and I have experience teaching journalism and developing course syllabi.

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