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Thus, the process of developing interpretations was achieved through expanding on personal responses and building up new habits of looking at art through a programme of activity centred teaching in the gallery. All of the activities were designed to foster a community of enquiry, in which discussion and debate were integral and each person’s ideas were equally significant. The following examples take each of the frameworks for looking and demonstrate how an activity for each was used to give looking, and consequently the process of interpretation, more depth and breadth.
Spending time looking and exploring with pupils is rewarded by a depth of engagement and a sophisticated level of understanding about a painting's context, which provides a platform for confident and committed oral and written work.
The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with Sun
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