Creative Learning through the Arts – an action plan for Wales sets out a range of new opportunities for children and young people across Wales. Stay the course, and welcome the arts integration approach as one that will only widen and deepen the presence of the arts in everyone’s daily life. Seidel currently leads the Talking with Artists Who Teach study and is an International Research Fellow at the Tate Museums in London.
But things didn’t go quite as Foster’s research team planned, and their first attempt resulted in a gibbering hairy chimera, with an insatiable hunger for the ermine it shared a laboratory with. Arzu teaches at the Future of Learning and Arts and Passion Driven Learning Institutes at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
At Wiley H. Bates Middle School , in Annapolis, Maryland, the answer is arts integration. In the land of arts integration, students are inspired to mastery through their explorations, and in the quest for mastery they seek teachers who can help them develop their skills: the arts specialists.
The subsequent refinement of the process and addition of bonobo DNA, resulted in an altogether more promising result, but as Foster reveals, there’s something of a twist in this groundbreaking research. Upstream Arts uses the power of the creative arts to activate and amplify the voice and choice of individuals with disabilities.
Every teacher there is committed to weaving the arts and standard curricula together to create a richer and more lasting learning experience for their students. Most significant was the direct relationship the research showed between the amount of movement the classroom teacher used and the percentage increase of students’ test scores.