Embedding the arts across the curriculum
The Australian reports that the arts should be embedded and funded in all subjects to boost learning and social skills. The author of the report, Robyn Ewing, says that it isn’t enough just to foster creativity but that the arts need to be embedded across the curriculum. Professor Ewing is from the University of Sydney’s education faculty where the report sites a study that took place in 2004. Students who were in programs promoting music or drama scored significantly higher in literacy, numeracy, communication and problem solving compared with other students.
You can read the article from The Australian, January 13, 2011 by clicking here.