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Project-Based Learning as a Context for Arts Integration | Edutopia

Project-Based Learning as a Context for Arts Integration | Edutopia | The Arts & Languages | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller shares how PBL can serve as a dynamic context for arts integration.
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Why Arts Education Must Be Saved | Edutopia

Why Arts Education Must Be Saved | Edutopia | The Arts & Languages | Scoop.it

Almost every one of us can point back to a creative pursuit, in or out of school, that enhanced our skills, knowledge, or understanding. Yet the majority of secondary school students in the United States aren't required to enroll in arts courses, many elementary schools nationwide lack art classes or activities, and arts and music instruction is often the first thing to go when schools feel the pressure to improve test scores.


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Haylee King's curator insight, June 3, 2013 11:15 PM

This highly engaging and thought provoking article examines the need and importance for arts education in schools today. The article is very relevant to educators in today's context as it juggles issues of how importance certain key learning areas are with others. As technology is a subject that also encompasses similar characteristics as the arts (creative knowledge, design etc) it is a captivating insight into how our curriculum prioritises particular subjects, and begs the question of why we have to integrate arts education into other subject areas, and whether this in fact is right or wrong.

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Educational Leaders, Arts Standards, and the Common Core

Educational Leaders, Arts Standards, and the Common Core | The Arts & Languages | Scoop.it
The framers and writers of the National Core Arts Standards understood the need for clarity in these links, so the standards can be used both as tools for curriculum design and as tools for program advocacy, functioning both ...

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Story, Social Responsibility and the Case for a New Model for Entertainment and Performing Arts Education

Story, Social Responsibility and the Case for a New Model for Entertainment and Performing Arts Education | The Arts & Languages | Scoop.it

"Story.

 

It is the timeless, universal language that ties us together as human kind. It helps us make sense of our lives and the world around us. It can illuminate the human spirit and not only delight and entertain, but enlighten, engage and inspire change for a better world."


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Language Education We Can Use

Language Education We Can Use | The Arts & Languages | Scoop.it
Foreign-language education needs to change dramatically to become more useful for students in the global economy, David Young and J.B. Buxton write.

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Gianfranco D'Aversa's curator insight, February 2, 2013 10:19 AM
Foreign-language education needs to change dramatically to become more useful for students in the global economy, David Young and J.B. Buxton write.
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Why A Second Language is Crucial | YEP Education

Why A Second Language is Crucial | YEP Education | The Arts & Languages | Scoop.it
In times of economic pressures, faculties evaluate course offerings to come to a decision which classes are most significant. Sadly, foreign language programs are usually deemed less important than others and are consequently reduced and/or eliminated. reducing on foreign language education, however, means that students are being deprived of a really valuable chance. This text considers the analysis that has revealed multilingualism to be related to several cognitive, academic, and social advantages.
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Lingt Classroom | Speak more. Give your students online voice based assignments.

Lingt Classroom | Speak more. Give your students online voice based assignments. | The Arts & Languages | Scoop.it
Online tools for helping foreign language teachers and students get the most out of language education.

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Foreign language in American education and culture

There are two applications for a potential job vacancy on the table. One application incorporates volunteer commitments along with accompanying internship opportunities. It looks great, but the other application has a little extra kick.


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How EdTech Is Now Being Used In Music Classrooms

How EdTech Is Now Being Used In Music Classrooms | The Arts & Languages | Scoop.it
A few months ago (and more recently), we asked for your help: we wanted real-life teachers to share what was happening in their classrooms technology-wise. And share you did!
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Interactive US Census Map Pinpoints Foreign Language Speakers - Voice of America

Interactive US Census Map Pinpoints Foreign Language Speakers - Voice of America | The Arts & Languages | Scoop.it
Voice of America Interactive US Census Map Pinpoints Foreign Language Speakers Voice of America “For example, if you are a business and you are looking to tailor your communication to a particular customer, you will know what languages you need to...
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A New Twist on Arts Integration | The Art of Ed

Collaborating with other teachers and bringing core curriculum into the art room is a wonderful idea. I love supporting the curriculum and reinforcing student learning in this way. But I can't help wondering… what if we took art ...
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Arts Integration in the School Library - The Inspired Classroom | The ...

Arts Integration in the School Library - The Inspired Classroom | The ... | The Arts & Languages | Scoop.it
Today, a colleague of mine has offered her own reflection on her school year as our school librarian and teacher. She works hard to integrate the arts into her lessons and shares some of what she has done with the readers of ...
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Singing, rather than saying, phrases in a foreign language makes them easier to remember

Singing, rather than saying, phrases in a foreign language makes them easier to remember | The Arts & Languages | Scoop.it

A new study published in the journal in Memory and Cognition, has found that adults learning phrases in Hungarian were better able to match the words with their English counterparts when they learned the phrase by singing it. Lead author, linguist Dr Karen M Ludke of the University of Edinburgh, became interested in whether singing could help in learning a language when she was teaching English as a second language in New York.

 

"I started using a lot of song and music in my lessons, so they could practise when I wasn't around," she says. "Then I started to doubt myself a little bit. I thought, 'Is this scientific?, Is this actually beneficial to use song to teach?'"

 

"I started to look into it, using Google Scholar to find out what research there was out there, and I did find a lot of stuff from teachers [saying it worked], but I couldn't find anything that actually compared singing with a spoken presentation."

 

Ludke decided to answer the question herself and enrolled for a Masters and then a PhD. In her study, sixty people aged between 18 and 29 were split into three groups.

 

One group heard spoken English phrases followed by a spoken Hungarian translation, another group heard the Hungarian phrase being sung, and a third group heard the Hungarian phrases being with the same rhythm as the song, rather like a chant.

 

She says Hungarian was chosen as the test language because it is unfamiliar to most English speakers and it is quite different from both the Germanic languages and the Romance languages such as French and Italian.

 

The study results showed that people who had heard the Hungarian phrases being sung performed significantly better than the other groups. In particular, when they heard the English phrases again they were better able to repeat the correct Hungarian phrase. And they were more likely to be able to translate the Hungarian phrases back into English as well.


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Arts Integration for Deeper Learning in Middle School

Critical thinking, risk taking, and collaboration -- along with academics and discipline -- are just some of the areas where Bates Middle school educators re...
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Arts Education Seen as Common-Core Partner #arts #ccss #ccchat #edchat #commoncore

Arts Education Seen as Common-Core Partner #arts #ccss #ccchat #edchat #commoncore | The Arts & Languages | Scoop.it
Advocates are making the case that the arts can help students meet the demands of the common core in English/language arts and mathematics.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, December 17, 2012 12:54 PM

With the world as visually centered as it is in these post modern times I have no idea why it is necessary to prove the Arts are important to Common-Core curriculum. It would appear that some one could write "I completed common core" on a job resume and see what job that gets them and then write I can write a plays, write, design and produce instructional material or design advertising and see what job that gets them. Then it would apparent that common core supports the applied knowledge and skill needed in the arts and other areas and not the other way around. The arts are a final applied product and Common Core is an effort to make teacher and students realize that science, math and English can be applied to real world needs and task. .This article does give arguments to support why the arts are important to Common Core if someone needs to make that case that the Common core needs to be applied to final production of media and mass media, industrial design, performing arts design, the marketing of everything and architecture.

 

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Arts education needs to be protected

Arts education needs to be protected | The Arts & Languages | Scoop.it
Why invest in arts education at a time when schools seem laser-focused on improving performance in reading and math skills?

 

Evidence shows that the arts matter. Arts have a positive impact on student achievement, motivation and engagement, critical and creative thinking, collaboration and team work skills.

 

Arts have the biggest impact on students of color and low income students. Yet nationally, African-Americans and Latinos are 50% less likely to have had access to arts instruction.


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What Studying the Brain Tells Us About Arts Education | Big Ideas Fest

What Studying the Brain Tells Us About Arts Education | Big Ideas Fest | The Arts & Languages | Scoop.it
What studying the brain tells us about arts education, @georgelakoff's @bigideasfest talk #OER #bif2012 http://t.co/NYXlWbG3e3

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Jeannine Huffman's curator insight, March 2, 2013 8:50 AM

...you really need to listen to this

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FACTWorld - Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching

FACTWorld - Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching | The Arts & Languages | Scoop.it
FACTWorld is a forum set up to support the teaching of subjects through the medium of a foreign language, bilingual education, immersion education, content and language integrated learning (CLIL. The site contains links to country reports, useful sites and contact details of key people in participating countries. The site is run entirely by volunteer teachers for other teachers.

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Americans suffer from inadequate foreign language education - The Daily Texan

Americans suffer from inadequate foreign language education - The Daily Texan | The Arts & Languages | Scoop.it
The United States is largely monolingual. In fact, only about 15-20 percent of Americans consider themselves bilingual, compared to 56 percent of Europeans surveyed in 2006 by the European Commission.

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Sophie Charlotte Foster's curator insight, October 8, 2013 3:41 PM

The article discusses the importance of learning more than one language and informs readers of how a large percentage of Americans in particular are unable to speak any other language, other than English. The article expresses worry with regards to the lack of bilingual and illiteracy in students in America. The lack of motivation is apparent, due to the idea that foreign language is not essential or important to learn. There is a belief that due to English being the most globally spoken language and science and math having the greatest influence in today’s education, bilingualism and language learning is not important. Students all around America feel that it is a waste of time and effort. However there are increasing numbers of programs to try to change the frame mind of individuals, unfortunately there is a financial barrier, as the courses are expensive and parents are unwilling to spend vast amounts of money on their child learning a foreign language.

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Lobbyists step up to be voice of foreign language proponents

Lobbyists step up to be voice of foreign language proponents | The Arts & Languages | Scoop.it
Lobbyists. are pushing to raise awareness on the importance of foreign language in education and the U.S. workforce.

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5 Habits of Innovative Educators

5 Habits of Innovative Educators | The Arts & Languages | Scoop.it
Habits are unconscious patterns of behavior that are acquired with frequent repetition. This post will look at what habits exist among innovative educators.
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Amazon launches Mexico Kindle Store with 70000 eBooks in Spanish

Amazon launches Mexico Kindle Store with 70000 eBooks in Spanish | The Arts & Languages | Scoop.it
Amazon has launched its 'Mexico Kindle Store' in a widening of its online eBook retail platform in a bid to attract ever more customers. From today, the Me.
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Project-Based Learning as a Context for Arts Integration | Edutopia

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Integration is the New Specialty | The Creativity Post

Integration is the New Specialty | The Creativity Post | The Arts & Languages | Scoop.it
In Thomas L. Friedman's The World is Flat, he writes that the secret to achieving a “flat world,” or a world of equal opportunity, “comes from our ability to integrate art, music, and literature with the hard sciences […] Integration is ...
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Arts Integration | Kurry Seymour

Arts Integration | Kurry Seymour | The Arts & Languages | Scoop.it
Arts Integration. What is STEAM? How Does Arts Integration look? The Arts can save lives! The Arts will get students engaged! The Arts are the answer and the LAST thing that should be cut or moved out of the building or kicked to a cart.
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Teaching Persuasive Writing through Art

Teaching Persuasive Writing through Art | The Arts & Languages | Scoop.it

brand new arts integration lesson seed! This is aligned to the Common Core Standards: specifically, teaching persuasive writing through art. (RT @edutopia: Neat idea.


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Elizabeth Sky-McIlvain's comment, March 24, 2013 9:11 AM
beware of any producer who says "We have done the work for you" and uses the phrase "aligned to the Common Core"