Listen Playing… Paused You’re listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. These habits include observing, envisioning, innovating, and reflecting…though far more difficult to quantify on a test than reading comprehension or math computation, each has a high value as a learning tool, both in school and elsewhere in life” (p. 5).
It is up to the teachers to move the current discourse in education away from top down mandates of high stakes testing that marginalize some students towards systemic change which is student-centric addressing the learning styles and needs of all students.
Leading academics, published researchers and specialists feed their knowledge and expertise back into your learning – building a solid foundation in subjects including writing and editing fiction, spoken discourse analysis, rhetoric and sociolinguistics.
What Bates and many other arts-integrated schools across the country are showing is that by creating a richer, more memorable learning experience through the arts, they unleash not only a rising tide of academic achievement but they lay the foundation for what it means to be a truly creative community.
UNESCO’s Sustainable Development Goal 4 is to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” The UNESCO Chair in Arts and Learning advances the principal and practices of quality education for all by promoting the arts as a means of engaging learners and achieving life-enriching personal and academic learning goals.