ARTS IN EDUCATION. We know the arts are beneficial when they are included in the traditional education setting. Why? Is it happening enough? Is there support for more? First we must determine what factors are key to seeing it happen. WHERE is it happening? HOW is it happening?
WHERE is it happening?
HOW is it happening?
WHEN is it happening?
WHO is making it happen?And WHAT makes it happen?
Widely considered the leading theorist on art education and aesthetics in the United States.
Dance Educators (Ann Green Gilbert, Rima Faber, Sandra Minton, for e.g.), Elementary/Secondary Teachers, Professional Dance Companies, Community arts organizations, . . .
How can I make a difference?
“The arts are cognitive activities, guided by human intelligence, that make unique forms of meaning possible. The interaction of the senses enriches meaning”.
“The arts are not mere diversions from the important business of education, but essential resources.”Elliot W Eisner, “The Role of the Arts in
Cognition and Curriculum” (2001)
What does it mean to be cognitively aware?
Awareness in turn employs the functions of the senses.Cognitive knowledge has to be attained with the senses engaged.To know something is to know it in many forms.
Ndeo. Current National Initiatives, 2012. Web. March, 2012