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Fine Arts Research: Asking Essential Questions

 

 

An Essential Question is ... 

Open-ended

no simple or single right answer
addressed through reason rather than opinion/belief

Thought-provoking

unique, often counterintuitive or controversial
answers through problem solving (not found, but invented)
generate new questions

Universal

addresses fundamental issues
addresses interdisciplinary concepts, central to greater understanding

 


 

* Special thanks to Lora Cowell for permission to use these terrific graphics.