10 Reasons Why Arts In Education Is So Important For Kids Arts To Education

The children attending always enjoy and have vastly developed their confidence in speaking and performing in front of other children. The skills learned sets the children up nicely for their future in whichever route they decide to go such as in performing arts or leadership roles amongst other peers. We value working with Fresh Arts and plan to continue to for the foreseeable future.

From 2010 to 2016 there has been a decline of 20% in the number of arts GCSE entries in Art and Design, Design and Technology, Media/Film/TV Studies, Music and Performing/expressive arts from from 720,438 in 2010, to 618,440 in 2015. They might help us restore decent purpose to our efforts and help us create the kind of schools our children deserve and our culture needs. Those aspirations, my friends, are stars worth stretching for. Consider first the task of working on a painting, a poem, a musical score. That task requires, perhaps above all else, the ability to compose qualitative relationships that satisfy some purpose. That is, what a composer composes are relationships among a virtually infinite number of possible sound patterns.

I say now more than ever because our lives increasingly require the ability to deal with conflicting messages, to make judgements in the absence of rule, to cope with ambiguity, and to frame imaginative solutions to the problems we face. Our world is not one that submits to single correct answers to questions or clear cut solutions to problems; consider what’s going on in the Middle East. We need to be able not only to envision fresh options, we need to have feel for the situations in which they appear. In a word, the forms of thinking the arts stimulate and develop are far more appropriate for the real world we live in than the tidy right angled boxes we employ in our schools in the name of school improvement. It seems to me that the computer has a particularly promising role to play in providing students with opportunities to learn how to think in new ways.

  • This has had a significant impact, particularly on our new arrival/beginner EAL pupils.
  • This search for order, this desire for efficiency, this need to control and predict were then and are dominant values today.
  • Before I begin my remarks I want to express my gratitude to the Dewey Society for inviting me to deliver this address.
  • In co-operative learning, it is inevitable that each child will have different opinions and thoughts.

There is an appetite for collaboration between teachers and arts organisations, and for them to explore and improve their practice and the outcomes for young people. We are particularly interested in supporting such partnerships. Performing can be taken to mean ‘to do’, ‘to show’, ‘to dance’, creating as ‘making’, ‘trying out’, or ‘composing’, while appreciation is the outcome of ‘watching’, ‘viewing’, ‘talking about’ and ‘ drawing about’ dance. The activity could be an expressive dance in a drama played by the students.

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We situate our most profound religious practices within compositions we have choreographed. What does our need for such practices say to us about the sources of our understanding and what do they mean for how we educate? At a time when we seem to want to package performance into standardized measurable skill sets questions such as these seem to me to be especially important. The more we feel the pressure to standardize, the more we need to remind ourselves of what we should not try to standardize. The pursuit, or at least the exploitation of surprise in an age of accountability is paradoxical. As I indicated earlier, we place a much greater emphasis on prediction and control than on exploration and discovery.

To aspire for less is to court professional irresponsibility. We like our data hard and our methods stiff—we call it rigor. Previously, she has written for nonprofits as well as marketing agencies. She’s covered environmental issues, women’s rights, world poverty, and animal rights. In Broadcast Journalism from Ithaca College, Lauren enjoys interviewing families about their experiences with online education. Just like collaboration, kids in the arts learn that they are accountable for their contributions to the group.

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In co-operative learning, it is inevitable that each child will have different opinions and thoughts. In order to complete the task allocated, they would have to learn how to respect one another’s view. This is part of the process of problem-solving while accomplishing a group assignment together.

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For instance, the children could partner one another and dance to the music. They could even perform a simple skit together during a speech and drama lesson. As the child discovers the love in arts, they would also become self-motivated and freely express themselves in the different forms of arts. The arts play an important role in enriching young people’s learning and educational experiences. Exposure to the arts can unlock potential in young people, helping them to develop skills in communication, collaboration, creativity and problem solving. In addition to the enjoyment and enrichment the arts bring, arts education can increase young people’s engagement in school and learning, and support key educational outcomes.