Boston University: Arts-Based Learning
February 21, 2019
Arts-Based Learning refers to the purposeful use of artistic skills, processes, and experiences as educational tools to foster learning in non-artistic disciplines and domains. Two of the most widely used approaches are design thinking process and visual thinking strategies.
Boston University, with programs in the visual arts, theatre, music, creative writing, playwriting, art history, and film and television, celebrates and supports arts-based learning across the university. Below are some examples of ways that BU faculty are employing arts-based learning to promote learning in non-arts disciplines.