Art Education has always been a topic of conversation in the education world – usually when it comes time to cutting activities to save the school budget. However, many believe art education in grades K-12 can reinforce skills that students need to master in their education.
Involvement in activities including dance, music, theatre and visual arts have been statistically proven to help students’ critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and creativity.
In response to this idea, the partnership for 21st century skills is working with the National Arts Organization to develop a map that incorporates art education in grades K-12.
The purpose of this map is to organize projects specific to certain age groups that will teach students skills through art. For example, innovation may be taught through theatre while social cultural skills may be taught through music.
What are your thoughts about art education? Are these programs being incorporated into your school systems?
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