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Importance of Arts

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PART 12
IMPORTANCE OF THE ARTS IN THE CURRICULUM2

Part 25
Activity 1: Fabric Collage5
Activity 2 - Print Making7
Report9
Planning & implementation9
Assessment & Evaluation9
Conclusion11
Appendix (Quotes on importance of Arts)12
Pupils’ Work13

PART 1
IMPORTANCE OF THE ARTS IN THE CURRICULUM
Education in the arts is essential to students’ intellectual, social, physical, and emotional growth and well-being. Experiences in the arts – in dance, drama, music, and visual arts –play a valuable role in helping students to participate fully in their community and in society as a whole.

Children first learn to respond aesthetically to their environment through touch, taste, sound and smell, and their natural curiosity suggests a need for sensory experience. Visual arts education helps to develop sensory awareness.

Each child possesses a range of intelligences and he/she needs a variety of learning experiences in order to develop them fully. Visual arts activities enable children to make sense of and to express their world in visual, tangible form.

The development of the child cannot be complete without exposing her/him to art and music especially, which are the basic forms of aesthetic appreciation.

Learning through the arts
Fosters integration of a student’s sensory, cognitive, emotional, and motor capacities. For example, hands-on materials and activities can challenge students to move from the concrete to the abstract, and students can develop ideas.

Is enjoyable, fulfilling and also intellectually rigorous disciplines.

Stimulates and develops the imagination and critical thinking, and refines cognitive and creative skills.

Develops fine motor skills of children.

Repeating stories, poems, and songs strengthens memory.

Help to level the learning field across socio-economic boundaries. Strengthens problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, increasing academic achievement....

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