Roadmap for Arts Education in Schools

/education and artsSchool curriculum is designed to nurture a child in all dimensions of life. The curriculum recognizes the importance of identifying and developing a child’s inherent potential. It aims to develop children’s capacity for creative expression, also how to learn and critically think and respond.  Besides incorporating knowledge, skills relevant to children at different ages and stages of their life, the children should be engaged in a well-structured arts educational curriculum.  This will enable a child to evolve an appreciation and interest besides developing the skills necessary to express himself in aesthetic activities including the field of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and language.

The education of creative arts contributes to a child’s unique development and stimulates both the cognitive and affective domains.  It enhances sensibilities and allows a child to explore in a particular way.

Art enriches all aspects of learning. It broadens horizons and opens up the scope of a whole new world in classrooms.  It makes children open up to new areas where opportunities are provided for experiential learning, problem-solving through synergy and collaboration is encouraged.

Children have a chance of a well- rounded personality, dexterity. Schools become a happy place for them, they look forward to attending and are enthusiastic.

An arts curriculum is appreciated by school authorities and parents, teachers are also interested in teaching a holistic programme.

It is necessary to ensure that the environment in the classrooms is positive and conducive to learning. It should be founded on the belief that all children can and have the right to learn. Learning and discovery should be fun.

One of the most rewarding parts of working with children is the chance to watch them create.  Children’s skill level improves through the repertoire of songs, the artwork is done and performances.  Their inter-personal skills improve as they compliment each other.

The Arts have far-reaching potential to help children achieve education goals.  The crucial building block for the future will be the imagination and creativity of today’s children.

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