Author: Katherine Strand
From Arts Education Policy Review:
Attention to the critical and creative strategies used by artists in the creation, analysis, and evaluation of art can help student make connections with critical and creative thinking in other disciplines to make learning more meaningful across the curriculum. Toward this end, partners must come to agreement that the arts are not to be treated as “projects” that demonstrate learning in other disciplines, but rather that arts are another way to learn. Continued examination of the process of curriculum development may deepen our understanding of learning in the arts, as well as deepening our understanding of the possibilities and challenges to collaborative teaching. Case studies on successful (and unsuccessful) arts integration programs are needed to broaden our knowledge base. Case studies of artist-teachers’ experiences in the schools can inform organizations about the issues related to relationships between teachers.
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