Arts Integration: Learning that Lasts


Arts integration is an instructional method that helps learners to achieve comprehension by employing art practices. Arts integration instruction links an art form with different subject areas (The Kennedy Center).  Curricula enriched in integrated arts activities can help students with academic achievement and retention.  As an arts educator, I am always thrilled to see students master a core subject concept through the integration of the arts.   Most recently, we (ArtsC) asked a group of students to explain what they enjoyed most about our Reading Workshops. One student said that the workshops were fun because it did not feel as if they were learning about reading. We have noticed that through our arts integrated workshops, students gain understanding and confidence in their ability to learn.   We love arts integration because it is an effective way to differentiate instruction. Our program continuously connects core and fine arts subjects and concepts. The academic achievements from connecting core and arts subjects may endure after learner leave the classroom. Did you learn to sing the Presidents in elementary school? Was the song helpful? Did you learn the names and order of the Presidents? Are you singing the melody now?

Arts integration is a method of teaching that helps learners to achieve comprehension by employing art practices. This form of instruction links an art form with different subject areas (The Kennedy Center). Curriculum enriched in arts integration can help students with academic success and knowledge retention. As an arts educator, I am always thrilled to see students master a core subject concept through the integration of the arts.

We believe arts integration is an effective way to differentiate instruction. Our program continuously connects core and fine arts subjects and concepts. The academic achievements from connecting core and arts subjects may endure after learner leave the classroom. Did you learn to sing the Presidents in elementary school? Did the song help you to learn the names and order of the Presidents? Are you singing the melody now? Arts integration is a way to make learning last.


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