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Arts Education for the Development of the Whole Child - Arts Literature Review by Dr. Rena Upitis

Arts Education for the Development of the Whole Child - Arts Literature Review by Dr. Rena Upitis | Music Education Advocacy | Scoop.it

Many teachers feel that the Arts are taking a back seat in elementary classrooms, despite the fact that various research studies point to the strong relationships between learning and the Arts. The Arts provide opportunities to develop creativity and imagination, and to experience joy, beauty, and wonder.

 

Dr. Rena Upitis from Queen’s University has completed a comprehensive Arts literature review for ETFO, identifying ways of supporting and advancing an education for the development of the whole child. This literature review highlights ways to support and advance Arts education to make it a central part of the education of the whole child.

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Inequality exists in Ontario's publicly-funded school system: advocacy group - Ottawa Citizen

Inequality exists in Ontario's publicly-funded school system: advocacy group - Ottawa Citizen | Music Education Advocacy | Scoop.it
Inequality exists in Ontario's publicly-funded school system: advocacy group Ottawa Citizen And this year, for the first time, some principals responding to a survey said that students can pay a fee to go to instrumental music classes during the...
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The many benefits of music lessons - Toronto Star

The many benefits of music lessons - Toronto Star | Music Education Advocacy | Scoop.it
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The many benefits of music lessons
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“[Music] affords opportunities for kids who perhaps wouldn't be exposed to personal music lessons otherwise,” he says.
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Dorian Jones's curator insight, October 11, 2015 1:00 AM

Music in schools let any student be involved in music without having to pay for lessons. While school budgets keep decreasing the time in classes and lay off teachers. The University of Toronto did a study on 6-year-olds, and tested their IQ levels before and after with and without music. The children in music classes had higher IQ levels. Music helps expand to other regions of learning in the common classes. 

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Leadership lessons from an orchestra conductor

Leadership lessons from an orchestra conductor | Music Education Advocacy | Scoop.it
Roshan Thiran points out that leadership lessons can be learnt from how a conductor controls his orchestra.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Dr. Susan Bainbridge's curator insight, March 30, 2013 2:13 PM

New insights in to the old metaphor of leader as conductor.

John Michel's curator insight, April 4, 2013 5:52 PM

Conducting an orchestra can be a model for team management, according to Itay Talgam, the authority on orchestra and leadership. At the World Economic Forum at Davos, Talgam postulated that through understanding the working methods of great conductors, you can learn “principles to lead.”

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10 Lessons the Arts Teach • National Art Education Association

“@MusicParents: 10 Lessons the Arts Teach • National Art Education Association http://t.co/b9OAczdCPK”; nailed it. #Music
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What is the OMEA?

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Kevin Merkley's curator insight, February 19, 2013 9:52 PM

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NEW Music Education Advocacy Ads Available! | The NAMM Foundation

NEW Music Education Advocacy Ads Available! | The NAMM Foundation | Music Education Advocacy | Scoop.it
Founded in 2007, the NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit organization with the mission of advancing active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs from the...
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foundation for music education
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Music Advocacy

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Videos showing the importance of teaching music in schools.
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Lauren Mastrogiacomo's comment, March 20, 2013 9:44 AM
these are videos of different perspectives about music
Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 26, 2014 8:00 PM

Water in the desert...

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 27, 2014 11:40 AM

I post this here because designing in music into schools is essential. 

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Why Music Is Important: Education

Why Music Is Important: Education | Music Education Advocacy | Scoop.it
Imagine if instead of spending billions of dollars on invasions and bombings, we had used the same resources to fund educational systems, build infrastructure, and provide medical care in the Middle East and beyond.
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Childhood Music Lessons Have Lasting Positive Effects | Parents News Now, by Holly Lebowitz Rossi

Childhood Music Lessons Have Lasting Positive Effects | Parents News Now, by Holly Lebowitz Rossi | Music Education Advocacy | Scoop.it
Music lessons have long been a favorite among parents who want their children to have exposure to the arts, and numerous studies have shown benefits ranging (Childhood Music Lessons Have Lasting Positive Effects
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Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario Arts Policy!

At the Annual Meeting of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario on Tuesday August 14th, delegates adopted a new Arts Policy.

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18 Benefits of Playing a Musical Instrument

18 Benefits of Playing a Musical Instrument | Music Education Advocacy | Scoop.it
Playing a musical instrument has many benefits and can bring joy to you and everyone around you. This article will provide you with 18 benefits of playing a music instrument.
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Dorian Jones's curator insight, October 11, 2015 1:10 AM

The best 18 reasons to learn an instrument. It's not just something you do in school. The lessons you learn are life long lessons that you will have mastered from music. It covers a wide variety of discipline, focus, memory capacity, coucernatrion and many more. Those that struggle academically start to have a better understanding when they learn an instrument. Especially math skills. It takes a lot to understand to count rhythms and understand them in a timely manner. It takes a lot of multiplying and dividing on the top of your head.

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Every Day is Arts Day | Summer 2012 | ETFO Voice Magazine

Every Day is Arts Day | Summer 2012 | ETFO Voice Magazine | Music Education Advocacy | Scoop.it
This article in Voice highlights the EFTO Arts Literture Review by Dr. Rena Upitis.
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The 3 Questions Music Education Advocates Need to Answer ...

The 3 Questions Music Education Advocates Need to Answer ... | Music Education Advocacy | Scoop.it
There's a wonderful collection of Music Education advocates sharing information and resources online and on social media. Too often, however, we're preaching to the choir. Again using an analogy from my sales, you can ...
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Learning 2030: What Music Teaches Us

Learning 2030: What Music Teaches Us | Music Education Advocacy | Scoop.it
As part of TVO's Learning 2030 series, producer Mary Taws spoke with People for Education's Annie Kidder and psychologist Laurel Trainor to discuss music funding in Ontario, and what music teaches us regardless of time and setting. ...
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Fewer music teachers in Ontario schools, report finds - Toronto Star

Fewer music teachers in Ontario schools, report finds - Toronto Star | Music Education Advocacy | Scoop.it
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The advocacy and research group surveyed more than 1,000 schools across the province and found that just 44 per cent have a music teacher.
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My View: Everything I need to know, I learned in music class

My View: Everything I need to know, I learned in music class | Music Education Advocacy | Scoop.it
By Andrew Schwartz, Special to CNN

Editor’s note: Tuba player Andrew Schwartz holds a bachelor’s of music from the University of Hartford.
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Rachel Roche's curator insight, May 7, 2013 7:31 AM

Why do you think Music is an important subject to learn?  Other than learning how to read notes of a sheet, what else can you learn from studying Music?

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This editor sees a correlation between music #education and business with compelling real life examples.

Dorian Jones's curator insight, October 11, 2015 1:04 AM

There are so many aspects to learning an instrument one person may not realize. You learn a whole new system of reading, like another language. You also have to define different terminology used in music. On top of keeping with time and working together as a whole. Your ears are working nonstop to listen to pitches. You mind literally goes on an overdrive to strive for perfection. 

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Advocacy Materials to support music education | The NAMM Foundation

Advocacy Materials to support music education | The NAMM Foundation | Music Education Advocacy | Scoop.it
Founded in 2007, the NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit organization with the mission of advancing active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs from the...
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Early music lessons boost brain development | McGill University Health Centre | 21st Century Learning and Teaching

Early music lessons boost brain development | McGill University Health Centre | 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Music Education Advocacy | Scoop.it
If you started piano lessons in grade one, or played the recorder in kindergarten, thank your parents and teachers. Those lessons you dreaded – or loved – helped develop your brain.
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Benefits of Arts Education | Amazing Kids! Magazine | Education

Benefits of Arts Education | Amazing Kids! Magazine | Education | Music Education Advocacy | Scoop.it
Music Education – Home. Jan. 2011. Web. 02 June 2011. . “Twelve Benefits of Music Education.” Childrensmusicworkshop.com. Advocacy. 26 May 2011.
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Infographic: Music Lessons Make You Smarter

Infographic: Music Lessons Make You Smarter | Music Education Advocacy | Scoop.it
Want to sharpen up your mind and have fun while you’re at it? Music lessons, such as singing or guitar lessons, are much more than just a creative pastime... (Music lessons make you smarter!
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Early Music Lessons Have Longtime Benefits - New York Times (blog)

Early Music Lessons Have Longtime Benefits - New York Times (blog) | Music Education Advocacy | Scoop.it
New York Times (blog)Early Music Lessons Have Longtime BenefitsNew York Times (blog)Recent studies suggest that these benefits extend all through life, at least for those who continue to be engaged with music.
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Pamina's curator insight, January 19, 2013 11:39 AM

Els beneficis d'aprendre música en les edats primerenques

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Study First to Detail the Costs of Comprehensive Music Education - The Sacramento Bee

Study First to Detail the Costs of Comprehensive Music Education - The Sacramento Bee | Music Education Advocacy | Scoop.it
/PRNewswire/ -- A first-of-its-kind study outlines the actual costs of a comprehensive k-12 music education program.
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Resources for Music Education Advocates | Fender Music Foundation

Resources for Music Education Advocates | Fender Music Foundation | Music Education Advocacy | Scoop.it
A listing of organizations that are resources for advocates of music education, provided by The Fender Music Foundation.
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ARTSECO Recommended Time Allocation Guidelines and Reporting Practices: The Arts, Grades 1-8 - Arts Education Consultants of Ontario

ARTSECO Recommended Time Allocation Guidelines and Reporting Practices: The Arts, Grades 1-8 - Arts Education Consultants of Ontario | Music Education Advocacy | Scoop.it
PURPOSE OF THIS DOCUMENT This document was created to serve as a reference tool for elementary educators to assist them in the creation of instructional timeta…...
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