Arts education and learning are vital to the development of creative, well-rounded, independent thinkers. Focusing on arts and media-based subjects, and encompassing all areas of higher education, this journal reveals the potential value of new educational styles and creative teaching methods. This may be in any discipline area of the applied arts and crafts, including craft education.
In the land of arts integration, students are inspired to mastery through their explorations, and in the quest for mastery they seek teachers who can help them develop their skills: the arts specialists. Arts & Learning is thankful for the great organizations, councils and foundations that partner with us to bring the arts to children in our community.
Further, the arts are a fertile breeding ground for students to experience and develop creative thinking, a skill widely recognized as essential for participation in the 21st century knowledge and innovation economy. Think of the other skills involved: learning to use the tools of the visual arts, learning to observe carefully, learning to express one’s ideas visually, and learning that without discipline there is no real freedom.
Exposure to the arts can help to unlock potential in young people, developing skills in communication, problem solving and collaboration. Recently the College Entrance Examination Board announced that in 1993 students who studied arts and music scored significantly higher than the national average on the Scholastic Aptitude Test.
If having the child learn martial arts is only your goal, and your kid does not share it; there is a high probability that he or she will soon become bored with the sport and quit. The report discusses the relationship between the arts and cognition and the ways each art form promotes unique ways of knowing.