Here’s why arts integration is critical: because the approach provides an opportunity to bring back creativity and increase student achievement at the same time.
Sound impossible? I promise you that it’s not. Arts Integration is a research-based approach to teaching and learning that has proven results for the past 25 years. For schools that commit to using arts integration with integrity, the results are astounding. Schools that intentionally use arts integration find student achievement rises by 10% OR MORE across the board.
No longer can we say that creativity, innovation, and meaningful learning cannot exist in schools today. Instead, schools must be brave enough to look beyond traditional approaches (which yield very little result) for approaches like Arts Integration and STEAM that have a proven track record of working.
What IS Arts Integration?
In order to truly get the most out of this approach, you must have a clear understanding of the true meaning of arts integration. There are so many misconceptions out there (mostly from those who did not use the approach with integrity) which can lead to fear and weak results. Take a look at this simple, yet powerful, explanation: