This work was presented as my final project and exhibited as part of the end of year Masters degree show, Turn Out. Placements are one of the possible ways of fulfilling your modules and many of our students have chosen this route. There is scope for placements with a number of organisations in the city and beyond, however it is your responsibility to plan and organise your placement with the organisation you wish to work with.
Birmingham City University is fast becoming the leading Midlands-based university for transforming the region and accelerating growth in the local economy, driving innovation, enterprise and skills for the region. Find out everything you need to know about being a student at BCU, including accommodation, Open Days and how to apply. The systematic review was conducted as part of the bachelor thesis of the VS under the supervision of the AR. VS was responsible for writing the initial and final version of the paper, conducting the systematic searches, and completing data extraction. AR supervised the study and contributed to the discussion and during the paper writing process.
Further, due to the risk of bias from other confounding effects, studies reporting on programs in which the arts were just one intervention component out of several (e.g., family counseling) were excluded. Finally, to take account of the problematic interpretation of results based on binary significance results (Siddaway et al., 2019), studies that reported neither effect sizes nor sufficient statistics allowing for the extraction and interpretation of effect sizes were also excluded. After title and abstract screening, the full texts of the 54 remaining articles were screened, and 23 articles reporting a total of 25 studies were retained. The search was updated in April and one additional relevant study was identified that had been published after the first search. Ten percent of articles during the title and abstract screening and another ten percent of articles during the full text screening were double-screened by a second independent reviewer.
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However, the so-called “gold standard” experimental research designs are rare, and findings on the causal impact on academically relevant outcomes have frequently been limited or inconclusive (e.g., Winner et al., 2013). Yet, experimental designs are often not suitable for educational evaluation studies and their ability to capture the complex experiences in arts learning have been questioned . Further, small sample sizes and short follow-up periods are common in experimental studies and preclude confidence in conclusions. Finally, while the choice of instrumental outcomes such as children’s performances in other subjects may seem attractive, the implications of an exclusive focus on such outcomes have been critically discussed (Winner et al., 2013). The current review therefore seeks, first, to summarize the evidence from quasi-experimental and experimental studies on a range of transferrable skills and competency outcomes in school-based arts education.
- AR supervised the study and contributed to the discussion and during the paper writing process.
- This module is for those students who aim at working and researching in a transcultural global environment more critically and effectively.
- The five activities evaluated as part of Learning About Culture were delivered at a scale far larger than most arts organisations usually operate, in order to give us the best chance of getting a clear indication of their impact.
- This module will examine the diverse roles and practices of the arts in educational settings since 2000.
- All full-time MAAL students will be allocated an individual studio space at 288 NX Road for the duration of their study.
Rickard et al. did not report significant group × time interaction effects on the respective outcomes. However, small effect sizes according to Morris indicate stronger effects of drama education on academic self-esteem, general attitudes and attitudes toward social integration compared to the music group. Similarly, with medium effect sizes, drama had stronger effects on attitudes toward teaching and status among peers and medium to large effect sizes on engagement and motivation in arts class. Three studies assessed creativity outcomes of drama improvisation, visual arts or dance classes.
A fellow partner of the Music Hub, Lancashire Music Service was formed more than 50 years ago and is the County? S music education service, with a long track record of providing high quality musical opportunities for the children of Lancashire. You’ll be part of a diverse student community, and will have the opportunity to develop and maintain collaborative peer networks and support. You’ll be taught by staff who are nationally and internationally renowned and published artist researcher teachers.
This course recognises that artistic practices can serve as an essential research tool in our respective fields and therefore makes available studio and performance facilities. The limited support for social-emotional outcomes of arts education in this review contradicts a plausible expectation of such benefits, for instance due to the increased opportunities for social interactions and collaboration which are characteristic of performing arts. For example, previous research found some evidence for social and emotional benefits of drama on empathy, perspective taking and emotional regulation, in line with such expectations (Winner et al., 2013). However, the small number of included studies and a number of limitations of these studies discussed below call for caution to draw conclusions. Further, while this review has focused solely on the class level, more subtle individual changes may be missed.
This programme gives artists, practitioners, and teachers the opportunity to enrich and consolidate theories of contemporary art and learning. Engage with practice and theory, develop innovative research approaches, and critically debate the changing nature of contemporary art. As you immerse yourself in the creative aspects of education both academically and in practice by working in arts education organisations, you’ll explore why the arts are integral to all human societies, and why creativity and imagination are important within a culture.
We began the Learning About Culture project in 2017, interested to discover if we could help improve access to the arts by demonstrating how they make a difference to academic attainment. Improving attainment isn’t always the focus of arts-based learning, but it is claimed by many advocates, and practitioners often expect it to happen, even if it is not the specific intention of their activity. As a MAAL alumna, you’ll continue to research and engage in the presentation of your practices through practice, exhibitions, socially-engaged projects, international conferences and international journals.
This literature review was commissioned by the Education Endowment Foundation to assess the evidence of impact of arts education on cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes of children from pre-school to compulsory school age . In this review, we considered arts education to include a broad range of subjects including the traditional fine arts (e.g. visual arts, music, dance, performing arts, theatre and dance) as well as modern dance and movement, hip hop, poetry and creative writing. The EEF was looking to identify arts activities that have evidence of promise, as well as an overview of those where the results are inconclusive or which have not been evaluated.