Reading List: Impacts of Arts Integration in the University

Impacts, Reports and Publications

a2ru’s insights into the impacts of arts integration in the university are grounded in our Mellon-funded SPARC (Supporting Practice in the Arts, Research, and Curricula) interviews and in The Arts Engagement Project. We situate our research findings in the context of a body of literature that intersects education, disciplinary integration, the arts, and creativity. Here, we share a sampling of that literature that we hope will be part of ongoing conversations about this critical topic. Enjoy!

Asbury, Carolyn H, and Barbara Rich, eds. 2008. Learning, Arts, and the Brain: The Dana Consortium Report on Arts and Cognition. New York: Dana Press. http://dana.org/Publications/PublicationDetails.aspx?id=44422.

Barber, James P. 2012. “Integration of Learning: A Grounded Theory Analysis of College Students’ Learning.” American Educational Research Journal 49 (3): 590–617.

Bentwich, Miriam Ethel, and Peter Gilbey. 2017. “More than Visual Literacy: Art and the Enhancement of Tolerance for Ambiguity and Empathy.” BMC Medical Education 17 (November). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-017-1028-7.

Broeck, Herman van den, Eva Cools, and Tine Maenhout. 2008. “A Case Study of Arteconomy – Building a Bridge between Art and Enterprise: Belgian Businesses Stimulate Creativity and Innovation through Art.” Journal of Management and Organization; Lyndfield 14 (5): 573–87.

Burnaford, Gail, S. Brown, J. Doherty, and H.J. McLaughlin. 2007. “Arts Integration Frameworks, Research, & Practice: A Literature Review.” Arts Education Partnership. http://www.aep-arts.org/wp-content/uploads/Arts-Integration-Frameworks.pdf.

Burton, Judith M., Robert Horowitz, and Hal Abeles. 2000. “Learning in and Through the Arts: The Question of Transfer.” Studies in Art Education 41 (3): 228–57. https://doi.org/10.2307/1320379.

Catterall, James S. 2005. “Conversation and Silence: Transfer of Learning through the Arts.” Journal for Learning through the Arts 1 (1). https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1095279.

Charyton, Christine, and Glenn E. Snelbecker. 2007. “General, Artistic and Scientific Creativity Attributes of Engineering and Music Students.” Creativity Research Journal 19 (2–3): 213–25. https://doi.org/10.1080/10400410701397271.

Childress, Marcia Day, and M. Jordan Love. n.d. “Clinician’s Eye.” University of Virginia School of Medicine. Accessed July 10, 2018. https://med.virginia.edu/biomedical-ethics/clinicians-eye/.

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly. 1996. Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention. 1st ed. New York: HarperCollinsPublishers.

Dahlman, Ylva. 2007. “Towards a Theory That Links Experience in the Arts with the Acquisition of Knowledge.” International Journal of Art & Design Education 26 (3): 274–84. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1476-8070.2007.00538.x.

Daly, Shanna R., Erika A. Mosyjowski, and Colleen M. Seifert. 2014. “Teaching Creativity in Engineering Courses.” Journal of Engineering Education 103 (3): 417–49. https://doi.org/10.1002/jee.20048.

Darby, Jaye T., and James S. Catterall. 1994. “The Fourth R, The: The Arts and Learning.” Teachers College Record. New York, N.Y. 96 (2): 299.

Deasy, R.J. 2002. Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Academic and Social Development. Washington: Arts education partnership.

Duma, Amy, and Lynne Silverstein. 2014. “A View into a Decade of Arts Integration.” Journal for Learning through the Arts 10 (1). https://escholarship.org/uc/item/3pt13398#page-4.

“Experiment in Arts Integration Broadens Business Curriculum, Produces High-Impact Leaders – School of Business and Economics.” 2016. Sonoma State University School of Business and Economics. March 8, 2016. http://web.sonoma.edu/sbe/2016/03/experiment-in-arts-integration-broadens-business-curriculum-produces-high-impact-leaders.html.

Felsman, Peter, Sanuri Gunawardena, and Colleen M. Seifert. 2020. “Improv Experience Promotes Divergent Thinking, Uncertainty Tolerance, and Affective Well-Being.” Thinking Skills and Creativity 35 (March): 100632. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsc.2020.100632.

Fiske, Edward B, ed. 1999. Champions of Change: The Impact of the Arts on Learning. Washington, D.C.: Arts Education Partnership.

Gibbs, Leah. 2014. “Arts-Science Collaboration, Embodied Research Methods, and the Politics of Belonging: ‘SiteWorks’ and the Shoalhaven River, Australia.” Cultural Geographies 21 (2): 207–27. https://doi.org/10.1177/1474474013487484.

Guilford, J. P. 1973. “Characteristics of Creativity.” https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED080171.

Gurnon, Daniel, Julian Voss-Andreae, and Jacob Stanley. 2013. “Integrating Art and Science in Undergraduate Education.” PLOS Biology 11 (2): e1001491. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.1001491.

Hardiman, Mariale, Luke Rinne, and Julia Yarmolinskaya. 2014. “The Effects of Arts Integration on Long-Term Retention of Academic Content.” Mind, Brain, and Education 8 (September). https://doi.org/10.1111/mbe.12053.

Harrop-Allin, Susan, Victoria Hume, June Fabian, Harriet Etheredge, and Michael McCallum. 2017. “‘Humanising Healthcare Spaces’: Report on the Development and Impact of a Music Collaboration Between Community Music and Donald Gordon Medical Centre at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.” Muziki 14 (2): 55–80. https://doi.org/10.1080/18125980.2017.1379884.

Hetland, Lois, and Ellen Winner. 2004. “Cognitive Transfer From Arts Education to Nonarts Outcomes: Research Evidence and Policy Implications.” In Handbook on Research and Policy in Art Education, edited by E. Eisner and M. Day. National Art Education Association. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781135612313/chapters/10.4324%2F9781410609939-13.

Jarvinen, Michael K., and Lamis Z. Jarvinen. 2012. “Elevating Student Potential: Creating Digital Video to Teach Neurotransmission.” Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education 11 (1): A6–11.

Karakelle, Sema. 2009. “Enhancing Fluent and Flexible Thinking through the Creative Drama Process.” Thinking Skills and Creativity 4 (2): 124–29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsc.2009.05.002.

Lampert, Nancy. 2006. “Critical Thinking Dispositions as an Outcome of Art Education.” Studies in Art Education 47 (3): 215–28. https://doi.org/10.1080/00393541.2006.11650083.

Larsen, C. D., M. Larsen, M. D. Larsen, C. Im, A. M. Moursi, and M. Nonken. 2012. “Impact of an Interdisciplinary Concert Series on Stress and Work-Life Balance in a Dental College.” Music and Medicine 4 (3): 177–87. https://doi.org/10.1177/1943862112450188.

Limb, Charles J. 2011. Improv and the Brain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irUC2X1GKjk.

Limb, Charles J., and Allen R. Braun. 2008. “Neural Substrates of Spontaneous Musical Performance: An FMRI Study of Jazz Improvisation.” PLOS ONE 3 (2): e1679. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0001679.

Lyon, Philippa, Patrick Letschka, Tom Ainsworth, and Inam Haq. 2018. “Drawing Pedagogies in Higher Education: The Learning Impact of a Collaborative Cross-Disciplinary Drawing Course.” International Journal of Art & Design Education 37 (2): 221–32. https://doi.org/10.1111/jade.12106.

McDougall, Marina, Bronwyn Bevan, and Robert Semper. 2011. Art as a Way of Knowing. San Francisco, CA: Exploratorium.

McLntosh, Paul, and Digby Warren. 2013. Creativity in the Classroom: Case Studies in Using the Arts in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM: Intellect Books Ltd. http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/umichigan/detail.action?docID=1113137.

Minton, Sandra. 2003. “Assessment of High School Students’ Creative Thinking Skills: A Comparison of Dance and Nondance Classes.” Research in Dance Education 4 (1): 31–49. https://doi.org/10.1080/14647890308307.

Moga, Erik, Kristin Burger, Lois Hetland, and Ellen Winner. 2000. “Does Studying the Arts Engender Creative Thinking? Evidence for Near but Not Far Transfer.” Journal of Aesthetic Education 34 (3/4): 91. https://doi.org/10.2307/3333639.

Naghshineh, Sheila, Janet P. Hafler, Alexa R. Miller, Maria A. Blanco, Stuart R. Lipsitz, Rachel P. Dubroff, Shahram Khoshbin, and Joel T. Katz. 2008. “Formal Art Observation Training Improves Medical Students’ Visual Diagnostic Skills.” Journal of General Internal Medicine 23 (7): 991–97. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-008-0667-0.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering. 2018. The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Higher Education: Branches from the Same Tree. Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/24988.

National Endowment for the Arts. 2015. “How Creativity Works in the Brain.” Washington, D.C.: Santa Fe Institute Working Group. https://www.arts.gov/publications/how-creativity-works-brain.

Payton, Fay Cobb, Ashley White, and Tara Mullins. 2017. “STEM Majors, Art Thinkers (STEM + Arts) – Issues of Duality, Rigor and Inclusion.” Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research 18 (3): 39–47.

Pellico, Linda Honan, Linda Friedlaender, and Kristopher P. Fennie. 2009. “Looking Is Not Seeing: Using Art to Improve Observational Skills.” Journal of Nursing Education 48 (11): 648–53.

Perkins, DN, and Gavriel Salomon. 1989. “Are Cognitive Skills Context-Bound?” Educational Researcher 18 (1): 16–25. https://doi.org/10.3102/0013189X018001016.

Perrine, Nicholas E., and R. Marc Brodersen. 2005. “Artistic and Scientific Creative Behavior: Openness and the Mediating Role of Interests.” The Journal of Creative Behavior 39 (4): 217–36. https://doi.org/10.1002/j.2162-6057.2005.tb01259.x.

Petkewich, Michael J. Felton and Rachel A. 2003. “Scientist Create Bonds with Artists.” Analytical Chemistry 75 (7): 166 A-173 A. https://doi.org/10.1021/ac031273q.

Pollack, Alexia E., and Donna L. Korol. 2013. “The Use of Haiku to Convey Complex Concepts in Neuroscience.” Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education 12 (1): A42–48.

Posner, Michael I., and Brenda Patoine. 2009. “How Arts Training Improves Attention and Cognition.” Dana Foundation. September 14, 2009. http://www.dana.org/Cerebrum/2009/How_Arts_Training_Improves_Attention_and_Cognition/.

“Putting It Into Practice: Integrating UMS Performances into Science and Medicine Classrooms.” n.d. University Musical Society. Accessed March 25, 2019. https://3puuzj4cgp0w1zze71361rza-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/0043-0345-science-and-medicine-f-171018.pdf.

Root-Bernstein, Robert, and Michèle Root-Bernstein. 2013. Sparks of Genius: The 13 Thinking Tools of the World’s Most Creative People. HMH.

Runco, Mark A. 2017. “Comments on Where the Creativity Research Has Been and Where Is It Going.” The Journal of Creative Behavior 51 (4): 308–13. https://doi.org/10.1002/jocb.189.

Runco, Mark A, and Ronald A Beghetto. 2018. “Primary and Secondary Creativity.” Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 4.

Ruppert, Sandra, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (U.S.), and Arts Education Partnership (U.S.). 2006. Critical Evidence: How the ARTS Benefit Student Achievement. Washington, D.C.: National Assembly of State Arts Agencies in collaboration with the Arts Education Partnership.

Slota, Margaret, Maureen McLaughlin, Lorena Bradford, Julia F. Langley, and Sarah Vittone. 2017. “Visual Intelligence Education as an Innovative Interdisciplinary Approach for Advancing Communication and Collaboration Skills in Nursing Practice.” Journal of Professional Nursing, December. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2017.12.007.

Styhre, Alexander, and Michael Eriksson. 2008. “Bring in the Arts and Get the Creativity for Free: A Study of the Artists in Residence Project.” Creativity and Innovation Management 17 (1): 47–57. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8691.2007.00458.x.

Tatzel, Miriam. 1980. “Tolerance for Ambiguity in Adult College Students.” Psychological Reports 47 (2): 377–78. https://doi.org/10.2466/pr0.1980.47.2.377.

“The Importance of Seeing Beauty.” n.d. Accessed March 22, 2019. https://wsb.wisc.edu/news/school-news-blog/2015/02/25/the-importance-of-seeing-beauty.

Voss-Andreae, Julian. 2011. “Quantum Sculpture: Art Inspired by the Deeper Nature of Reality.” Leonardo 44 (1): 14–20.

Wong, David. 2007. “Beyond Control and Rationality: Dewey, Aesthetics, Motivation, and Educative Experiences.” Teachers College Record 109 (1): 192–220.

Zeki, Semir. 2004. “The Neurology of Ambiguity.” Consciousness and Cognition 13 (1): 173–96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2003.10.003.

Zenasni, Franck, Maud Besançon, and Todd Lubart. 2008. “Creativity and Tolerance of Ambiguity: An Empirical Study.” The Journal of Creative Behavior 42 (1): 61–73. https://doi.org/10.1002/j.2162-6057.2008.tb01080.x.