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Arts Education: Teaching The Whole Child

Arts Education:Teaching The Whole Child

The arts are fundamental resources through which the world is viewed, meaning is created and the mind developed. To neglect the contribution of the arts in education, either through inadequate time,resources,or poorly trained teachers is to deny childran access to one of the most stunning aspects of their culture and one of the most potent means for developing their minds. - Elliot W.Eisner,Professor of Education and Art,Stanford University

 Instruction in the arts is and ideal vehicle in which to integrate the academic, social and moral aims of aducation.  Art is pivotal in the development of :  creativity  innovation  risk taking  critical thinking  problem solving  imagination

How Does Education in the Arts Reach the Whole Child?


 Active Learning is inherent in the arts. - participate in making art - self-reliance - self discipline

Problem solving and divergent thinking give ownership to students - explore changes - improvisation - creativity

Teamwork is essential in many art forms - teamwork - collaborations - self -esteem

 The arts engage students in nontraditional ways - affective aspects of life: - emotion - spirituality - empathy - self-control