There is growing consensus that today’s economies require people who can contribute and adapt to innovation. This will add a sense of sustainable ambition and consolidate the learning achieved in ‘Critical Engagement 1′. Through the development and realistion of your participatory project you will extend your empathetic and emotional intelligence and construct your understanding of how contemporary arts can make an impact within a wider social context.
While there is no evidence that training in visual arts improves overall academic skills or verbal skills (literacy), two new correlational studies reveal that students who study the visual arts are stronger in geometrical reasoning than students who do not study the visual arts.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), educational requirements for actors, producers and directors vary (). While many people can start their careers by participating in local plays and working their way up, some choose to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree in theatre arts.
Arts integration has been shown by several rigorous studies to increase student engagement and achievement among youth from both low and high socioeconomic backgrounds (Catterall, Dumais, & Hampden-Thompson, 2012; Upitis & Smithrim, 2003, cited in Upitis 2011; Walker, McFadden, Tabone, & Finkelstein, 2011).
American students, every year, fall farther behind their counterparts around the world, academically and intellectually, while their parents and teachers continue to buy into the educational propaganda, which is spewed out by the American-political machine in Washington.