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10 Lessons the Arts Teach by Eliot Eisner (2002) from The Arts and the Creation of Mind, In Chapter 4, What the Arts Teach and How It Shows. (pp. 70-92). Yale University Press. Available from NAEA Publications.
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The arts provide places and spaces for individuals to express thoughts, feelings and emotions. The arts allow us as teachers to develop creativity in ourselves and in others as we innovate the spaces within the curriculum, embedding learning in and through the arts.
This website is a space where resources and information can be shared with others who are passionate and interested in Visual Arts education.
Brain scans of musicians as they improvised in a musical dialogue with another player showed that the improvisers used regions involved in syntax during production of language. Sophie Bushwick reports
How to introduce and develop your sketchbook approach. A listing of relevant links to help you introduce, develop and embed sketchbooks into your practice or into your school.
This powerpoint presentation highlights some of the key ideas from the Full-Day Early Learning-Kindergarten program around Visual Arts. The examples used are...
Amy Newman is a District-based teacher in the research department of the Surrey School District, SD36 in Surrey, British Columbia. Her passions are innovation, creativity, quality assessment and student engagement.
Great post on Benefits of Technology in the Music Classroom.
We're excited to announce our first arts education institute in collaboration with the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
In a highly entertaining performance, beatboxer Tom Thum slings beats, comedy and a mouthful of instrumental impersonations into 11 minutes of creativity and fun that will make you smile.
"I studied graphic design in Barcelona and after working there as a graphic designer for almost five years (The Original Cha Chá), I decided to pursue my interest for illustration that I had since ...
The concept of the flipped classroom is growing in popularity across the country as more and more schools adopt the common core.
I have read some speculation about educational change regarding education's future, that it will be less creative and the arts will be marginalized. The speculative thought goes something like thi...
Arts education is often said to be a means of developing critical and creative thinking. This report examines the state of empirical knowledge about t
"the extent to which arts education fosters skills such as critical and creative thinking, motivation, self-confidence, and the ability to communicate and cooperate effectively is assessed…"
People who played instruments as children responded a bit quicker to complex speech sounds as adults, even if they had not played an instrument in many years. Erika Beras reports
arts assessments with the upcoming PARCC and Smarter Balanced Consortium frameworks. Designed for helping to measure growth in both the arts ...
From STEM to STEAM: Using Brain-Compatible Strategies to Integrate the Arts [David A. (Anthony) Sousa, Thomas J. Pilecki] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers.
In this http://www.artistshousemusic.org interview, Roger H. Brown, President of Berklee College of Music, discusses the importance of music as a form of com...
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One of Meghan's many roles is founder of one of the mos…
"There are leaders who engage naturally with people, and leaders who are simply uncomfortable with engagement at a human level. The former have an advantage over the latter, clearly. Engaged leaders work with employees; those who shun engagement have employees who work for them, not necessarily with them. It’s a distinction with a difference..."
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. ...
“What makes a work of art ‘good’ for you is not something that is already ‘inside’ it, but something that happens inside you.” - Ambient music godfather Brian Eno, born on May 15, 1948, on the essence...
As astronaut Chris Hadfield's stint as commander of the International Space Station comes to an end, he hosted one last live chat from space, guitar in hand. Hadfield joined students in song in support of music education.
In honour of Music Monday, on May 6th I will be listening, throughout the day, to these different arrangements of the composition I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing). Particularly love this guitar arrangement performed by Music Teacher Randy Haley, Winnipeg, Manitoba:
Canadian Space Agency Astronaut and musician Chris Hadfield and Barenaked Ladies’ Ed Robertson have co-written the song for Music Monday 2013