Action Words


The following words are action words because they focus on art students  ‘doing things’ rather than sitting passively.

They require students to engage in ‘higher level’ thinking activities.

The actions listed work together in various ways with only the major focus varying.

What kind of activities might you engage students in to address these action words?

Are there other action words that are appropriate for art students that might be included? Comments can be left below.


  • Viewing
  • Enjoying
  • Thinking
  • Considering
  • Sharing
  • Debating
  • Explaining
  • Feeling
  • Understanding
  • Discriminating
  • Valuing
  • Reflecting
  • Comparing
  • Contrasting
  • Evaluating
  • Judging
  • Responding
  • Analysing
  • Knowing
  • Discussing
  • Criticising
  • Displaying
  • Exhibiting


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