VTS – Visual Thinking Strategy
What is happening? – What makes you think that? – What more can you find?
Metacognition: outside of own understanding, knowing the methods you are using to learn. Rely on knowledge and feelings, looking for signifiers and what has made me have that connotation .
Teddy Boys exercise:
In class we used the visual thinking strategy to discuss what we thought about this picture (left)
Our first thoughts were that the boys were at a wedding, party or business meeting possibly in a diner or cafe.
We thought this because of the clothing; they are all dressed in smart suits with ties and had pocket watches visible in the photo. The cafe/diner idea came from the lady on the far right who looks like she could be wearing a uniform, as well as the large mirror behind the boys and the sign on the wall.
Here is another example image using the VTS in class.
A ‘hippy’ at a campsite in a forest, possible protesting peacefully, about to perform a piece of music from his guitar.
I think of these things from the style of clothing he’s wearing, the loose shirt and jeans, the head band, bracelets and long hairstyle. I get the idea he is at a campsite from the trees and woodland behind and the metal cup beside his foot.
Some more that I found when looking into this photo was the symbol painted on his guitar of a marijuana leaf which could indicate that this man is in fact a ‘hippy’ as they are well known links together between them and the drug.