NATIONAL ARTS IN EDUCATION WEEK
National Arts in Education Week is a national celebration recognizing the transformative power of the arts in education. Designated by Congress in 2010 through House Resolution 275, the celebration is designated to bring attention to this cause for elected officials and educational decision makers across the country and to support equitable access to the arts for all students.
BAEA MOVES INTO THE 21ST CENTURY! (It is 2016, after all!)
This year we are trying some changes to take advantage of the work and time saving advantages of technology:
MemberPlanet is a management system that allows groups to do many things within their site program. Accessing our account will allows BAEA to automatically send out email notices, text messages, surveys; it allows us to invite new members, to collect membership dues, to share event information and collect rsvp's, keep photo albums and more... we are going to try it this year. Please check it out and give feedback. We are happy to be able to handle dues, etc. online- so much easier for everybody! (The rest of the world has been doing it for years!) In the meantime, we will still keep the Weebly site at BAEAonline.com and our members-only site up-to-date. Once we know which is working for you, we will streamline. So, again, share your experiences with us! You'll find us on MemberPlanet at www.memberplanet.com/baea.
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10 LESSONS THE ARTS TEACH
1. The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships. Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules prevail, in the arts, it is judgment rather than rules that prevail.
2. The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer.
3. The arts celebrate multiple perspectives. One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world.
4. The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity. Learning in the arts requires the ability and a willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds.
5. The arts make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor numbers exhaust what we can know. The limits of our language do not define the limits of our cognition.
6. The arts teach students that small differences can have large effects. The arts traffic in subtleties.
7. The arts teach students to think through and within a material. All art forms employ some means through which images become real.
8. The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said. When children are invited to disclose what a work of art helps them feel, they must reach into their poetic capacities to find the words that will do the job.
9. The arts enable us to have experience we can have from no other source and through such experience to discover the range and variety of what we are capable of feeling.
10. The arts' position in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young what adults believe is important.
SOURCE: Eisner, E. (2002). The Arts and the Creation of Mind, In Chapter 4, What the Arts Teach and How It Shows. (pp. 70-92). Yale University Press. Available from NAEA Publications. NAEA grants reprint permission for this excerpt from Ten Lessons with proper acknowledgment of its source and NAEA.
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