Today was the last day of service learning, but only the beginning for the Arts & Learning Conservatory! Beyond engagement and retention, adults and students at Bates cite numerous other benefits of arts integration : It encourages healthy risk taking, helps kids recognize new skills in themselves and others, provides a way to differentiate instruction, builds collaboration among both students and teachers, bridges differences, and draws in parents and the community.
Although at this early stage, the physical defense is the only noticeable element, succeeding with martial arts classes will have a series of positive psychological effects on your kid as he or she grows up. However, self-defense focuses on solving conflicts peacefully in an initial stage, and using physical action only when needed.
Like many of the other arts, learning to play an instrument or compose music requires intense concentration and practice, discipline before freedom of expression can be meaningful, and the ability to persevere and see processes through from beginning to culmination in a performance or product.
The program opens with a conversation between world-renowned cellist and founder of Silkroad, Yo-Yo Ma , and institute faculty chair Steve Seidel , the Patricia Bauman and John Landrum Bryant Lecturer on Arts In Education and Director of the Arts in Education Master’s Program at HGSE.
The same report further states, visual arts instruction also helps students learn to value diverse perspectives and cultures, something that is increasingly important in a global society” (p. 7). In addition, Gude (2009) states, through artworks, students absorb the perceptions of others— situated in other times and places, embodied in other races, genders, ages, classes, and abilities” (p.4).