Artful Learning

Artful Learning is an educational philosophy model that is concept-based and interdisciplinary.[1] Artful Learning was initiated by Leonard Bernstein and is rooted in using the arts to enhance all areas of education.

Artful Learning
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Founded1992
FounderLeonard Bernstein
TypeNonprofit organization
FocusUsing Arts and the artistic process in the teaching of all academic subjects
Location
  • United States
OwnerLeonard Bernstein Office
Websitehttp://www.artfullearning.org

HistoryEdit

In 1990, Leonard Bernstein received the Praemium Imperiale, an international prize awarded by the Japan Arts Association for lifetime achievement in the arts. Bernstein used the $100,000 prize to establish The Bernstein Education Through the Arts (BETA) Fund, Inc.[2] Leonard Bernstein provided this grant to develop an arts-based education program. The Leonard Bernstein Center[3] was established in April 1992, and initiated extensive school-based research, resulting in the Bernstein Model.[4] After six years of association with the Grammy Foundation, the Leonard Bernstein Center for Learning moved to Gettysburg College, PA.[5]

ModelEdit

Artful Learning is based on Bernstein's philosophy that the arts can strengthen learning and be incorporated in all academic subjects.[6] The program is based on "units of study," which each consist of four core elements: experience, inquire, create, and reflect.[7]

ResearchEdit

Research shows that participation in the arts plays a vital role in influencing brain development and performance. Arts which are considered enrichment in education programs, may in fact be central to the way humans neurologically process and learn.[8][9][10][11] In 1999, The President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities teamed up with the Arts Education Partnership to publish a comprehensive study on the inclusion of the arts in education.[12]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Evaluation of the Artful Learning Program" (PDF). cse.ucla.edu. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-06-27. Retrieved 2009-07-15.
  2. ^ "Leonard Bernstein" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Artful Learning | Leonard Bernstein".
  4. ^ "History of the Leonard Bernstein Center for Learning". webadrenaline.com. Archived from the original on 2015-01-02. Retrieved 2015-01-02.
  5. ^ "Leonard Bernstein Center for Learning moves to Gettysburg College". gettysburg.edu. Retrieved 2005-11-14.
  6. ^ "THE LEONARD BERNSTEIN ARTFUL LEARNING MODEL: A CASE STUDY OF AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL". digitalcommons.nl.edu. Retrieved 2013-12-01.
  7. ^ "Leonard Bernstein's Arts-Based Education Revolution". huffingtonpost.com. 12 June 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-12.
  8. ^ http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED507091.pdf
  9. ^ Pool, Jonelle; Dittrich, Charles; Pool, Ken (2011). "Arts Integration in Teacher Preparation: Teaching the Teachers". Journal for Learning Through the Arts. 7. doi:10.21977/D97110004.
  10. ^ http://www.irma-international.org/chapter/artful-learning/106314/
  11. ^ The New Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning: A Project of the Music Educators National Conference. 2002-04-18. ISBN 9780195138849.
  12. ^ "Artful Learning". indiana.edu. Retrieved 2011-01-12.

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