Art for Art's Sake? : the Impact of Arts Education. by Ellen Winner; Thalia R. Goldstein ; Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin

By Ellen Winner; Thalia R. Goldstein ; Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin

Arts schooling is usually acknowledged to be a method of constructing serious and inventive pondering. Arts schooling has additionally been argued to reinforce functionality in non-arts educational matters akin to arithmetic, technology, interpreting and writing, and to reinforce scholars' educational motivation, self-confidence, and talent to speak and co-operate successfully. Arts schooling hence turns out to have a good impression at the three  Read more...

Foreword; Acknowledgements; government precis; bankruptcy 1. The impression of arts schooling: From advocacy to facts; Context of our examine: schooling for innovation, arts advocacy and humanities schooling; Arts schooling and the hunt for innovation and creativity; Arts schooling tasks; the humanities are rather peripheral in faculties world-wide; Arts advocacy and claims approximately move results of the humanities; Assessing the impression of arts schooling on non-arts results; What will we suggest through transfer?; capability causal mechanisms underlying move from the humanities. Non-causal factors for arts-academic correlationsMethods of this document; Arts as stand-alone sessions vs. Arts built-in sessions; Preview of our conclusions; Conceptual concerns; Methodological concerns; hazards of instrumental claims; bankruptcy 2. Cognitive results of multi-arts schooling; attain meta-analyses of multi-arts schooling and basic educational success experiences; Correlational reviews of multi-arts schooling and common educational fulfillment (from REAP); believable non-causal motives for correlational findings. Experimental reviews of multi-arts schooling and basic educational fulfillment (from REAP)Effect sizes in correlational vs. Experimental experiences; different experiences on multi-arts and basic educational success pointed out through attain; Post-REAP quasi-experimental reviews of multi-arts schooling and basic educational fulfillment; end; bankruptcy three. Cognitive results of track schooling; track schooling and normal educational success; achieve research of tune schooling and basic educational success; put up attain reports of tune schooling and basic educational success. song schooling and intelligence quotient (IQ)Music schooling, studying, and the reading-relevant ability of phonological know-how; grownup musicians; acquire meta-analyses of song schooling and examining; Post-REAP reviews of track schooling, interpreting phonological expertise; tune schooling and non-native language studying; Quasi-experimental reviews; track schooling and maths; achieve meta-analyses of track schooling and maths experiences; Post-REAP reviews of track schooling and arithmetic; track schooling and visual-spatial abilities; achieve meta-analyses of track schooling and visual-spatial abilities stories. Post-REAP reviews of tune schooling and visual-spatial skillMusic schooling and a focus; track schooling and reminiscence; Concluding strategies approximately song schooling and cognitive functioning; bankruptcy four. Cognitive results of visible arts schooling; visible arts schooling and normal educational fulfillment; achieve analyses of visible arts schooling and basic educational success; Post-REAP quasi-experimental reviews of visible arts schooling and normal educational fulfillment; visible arts schooling and analyzing; obtain meta-analyses of visible arts schooling and studying.

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3. 1787/888932832915 Note: Countries are ranked in descending order of 2010 instruction time of arts subject as a percentage of total compulsory instruction time. The OECD average presented is based on countries for which information is available in 2002 and 2010. Source: OECD (Education at a Glance 1998, 2004, 2012). 28 ART FOR ART’S SAKE? THE IMPACT OF ARTS EDUCATION © OECD 2013 1. THE IMPACT OF ARTS EDUCATION: FROM ADVOCACY TO EVIDENCE In their arts education curricula, most OECD countries try of course to develop artistic skills.

But it is equally possible that correlational findings are due to no causal relationship at all. Students who are academic achievers may attend schools strong in both academics and the arts; they may come from families that value both academics and the arts; they may be strong enough academically to have time left over for the arts (and have parents and teachers who therefore encourage them to study the arts); or they may simply be students who are strong in both academics and the arts. The fact that they are strong academically means they would have more free time for the arts, and might lead parents to encourage them to use their extra time by studying one or more art forms.

It is well known that positive arousal states improve performance on cognitive tasks (Nantais and Schellenberg, 1999; Thompson, Schellenberg and Husain, 2001). It is also important to distinguish the following three possible kinds of transfer from arts to academic outcomes. First, instruction in an art form could lead to improvement in an academic outcome (though it strains credulity to think that arts instruction could have a stronger effect on an academic outcome than direct training in that outcome).

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