Why ‘Arts Integration’ Like The STEAM Fad Usually Doesn’t Work Like Promised

Jay P. Greene is an education researcher who leads the related doctoral program at the University of Arkansas. He has done several well-respected (and unusual for the field) studies on the importance of arts education, particularly how visiting art museums and viewing live theater help students develop interpersonal skills, historical knowledge, and thinking skills. So, … Continue reading Why ‘Arts Integration’ Like The STEAM Fad Usually Doesn’t Work Like Promised

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Researchers Find Field Trips To Art Museums And Theater Do Benefit Kids

The journal Education Next is highlighting two recent studies by Jay P. Greene and colleagues that find a measurable improvement in kids' empathy for others, academic knowledge, and a greater taste for culture after the children visited art museums or watched classic live theater. The art museum authors comment on the marked decline in children's … Continue reading Researchers Find Field Trips To Art Museums And Theater Do Benefit Kids

With Classical Education, Music Is Essential

In many schools, music is an elective, or an afterthought. In classical education, music and all the arts are considered core curriculum, or essential aspects of human culture and flourishing that all children learn to enjoy and create. In Houson, Memorial Lutheran School, a classical school, integrates music instruction beginning in preschool. Students may take … Continue reading With Classical Education, Music Is Essential