Arts have a positive benefit on learning

A recent study by the Kennedy Center for Education shows that students in arts-integrated classrooms are more creative, positively challenged, and more engaged in their schoolwork than those not in arts-integrated classrooms.

The study showed that where art-infused education is used to redesign the curriculum into one that is truly integrated, collaborative and interactive, students’ attendance dramatically improves, as does performance. Movement (including dance or theater, exercise, and even posture) were also show to help pupils think more clearly, and enhance memory retention.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-m-eger/more-evidence-favoring-ar_b_6634766.html

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