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In addition, arts-based approaches provide children and teachers with many other benefits, only some of which are linked to attainment. Doing the arts well in school depends on school-wide commitment, championed at senior leadership level. Richer dialogue between the arts sector, schools, policymakers and funders becomes possible when arts-based learning providers demonstrate concern forbothpupil outcomes and equitable access to the arts but do not conflate the two. Acknowledging gaps in understanding of how the arts contribute to improved outcomes, but also accepting limitations on where it might contribute helps make the sector more credible. Otherwise, we end up in a situation where advocacy is based on arguments “by people who don’t believe them, to people who don’t believe them” and misses the opportunity to find convergence on outcomes of mutual interest.

  • The results of the observations complemented their survey-based data by suggesting how the arts classes may have produced the observed effects.
  • Forty years since Fame showed the vulnerability of performing arts students, we can still do more to protect them.
  • They launched the University of Exeter / University of South Florida Research Catalyst Fund to provide grants to support joint research initiatives between the two institutions.
  • You’ll be taught by staff who are nationally and internationally renowned and published artist researcher teachers.

The course is based at Birmingham School of Art , a fine example of Venetian Gothic architecture and an impressive purpose built Grade I listed art school. The MA Arts and Education Practices has a significant international reputation with alumni in over 20 countries worldwide, with strong educational profiles and working in a range of institutions and organisations. Find out about studying with us alongside students from around 100 countries worldwide at our modern and dynamic university. Our alumni community stay involved with the University such as through reunion events, and mentoring programmes, by offering placements, and as international ambassadors. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License .

Impact Of Arts Education On The Cognitive And Non

According to Ewing , stronger interventions are the ones that can be adapted to the participants and contexts which makes comparison across interventions more difficult. You’ll be asked to upload/include up to 10 images of your practice/art work as part of your application. The images can be of present and/or past personal art work/performance/installation etc.

Costa-Giomi reported a significant effect on self-esteem among children receiving piano lessons and computations revealed a small effect. However, Rickard et al. did not report significant group × time interactions when comparing three groups of music, drama and control students over time. Freeman et al. reported no significant post-test differences between music and drama groups. However, small effects according to Morris calculated on a subsample with both pre- and post-measures indicate that drama students exhibited greater improvement in self-reported self-image and academic self-concept, and music students’ greater improvement in social self-concept.

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At the very least, I proposed, education should be an equal balance between the academic and the creative. Allowing, always, the desire of a child to shift, even partially, towards one direction or the other, should his or her nature suggest. Impact on pupil attainment isn’t the main reason why schools and cultural sector practitioners provide arts-based learning. The results of the LAC trials leave us no more certain about a causal relationship between arts participation and improved attainment and suggest that making the case for the arts in schools based on impact on attainment can be confusing for schools. In the context of policy moves towards a broader scope for assessing the quality of school curricula and in the post-Covid context where interest in pupil wellbeing has come to the fore, the importance of demonstrating impact on attainment is waning. With those factors in mind, perhaps the overriding lesson of these trials is that it’s time to put to bed attempts to hold the arts accountable for impact on attainment, or to advocate for the arts based on claims of impact in that area.

Many of our graduates have achieved regional, national and international recognition as professional artist educators and professionals in the creative industries sector. Studying an MA will help you to pursue or develop your career in a range of related professions across the educational sector and creative industries. This course will help to enhance your skillset and employability and either progress in your existing role or achieve your career ambitions in a new direction. This module provides you with an insight into entrepreneurship and small business start-up within the arts and related sectors. Its focus is an exploration of the practicalities of starting-up a creative business. It also covers the nature of the creative industries as a whole as well as the significance of entrepreneurship within the arts and society as a whole.

Regarding the outcome categories interacting in socially heterogonous groups and acting autonomously, a small number of studies were eligible for inclusion in this review. These examined a range of different outcomes with often inconclusive or even contrasting results. For interpersonal outcomes, positive results with medium and large effects were reported for music training on the related concepts of empathy and sympathy as well as prosocial behavior. Furthermore, when looking at the effect of music education on reducing unfavorable behavior, such as aggression, the results were mixed across studies. Likewise, the evidence for effects of dance and drama on interpersonal outcomes was uncertain due to a small number of studies and contrasting or trivial effect sizes. Dance effects on some interpersonal outcomes may be moderated by gender, an observation that calls for more research applying moderation analyses.

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Research into the impacts of arts education can be categorized by the type of arts experience or engagement. First, research can be categorized whether it evaluates the effects of arts appreciation or that of active arts participation. For example, a long research tradition has examined the so-called Mozart effect, in which Rauscher et al. observed that participants showed significantly higher spatial performance after listening to a Mozart sonata. Although, replications and meta-analyses have struggled to confirm these effects (e.g., Pietschnig et al., 2010). Second, arts can be taught as a stand-alone subject or be integrated into other subjects or the wider teaching approach.

You will be supported to develop skills in confidently articulating your knowledge in verbal and written forms. This module enables you to articulate in verbal and written forms the breadth and depth of your knowledge and understanding of relevant theories and contexts in relationship to your arts based practice, placement, internship or other negotiated professional engagement. The purpose of the module is to enable you to undertake a sustained, in-depth and theoretically informed research project exploring an area that is of personal interest to you.

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