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Arts-Based Teaching in Elementary Schools

ED News Daily
October 27, 2014
Written by Kathleen Tate, Ph.D., professor and program director of Teaching, School of Education at American Public University

The role of visual art, music, dance, and theatre in K-12 education continues to evolve. With efforts like Rhode Island School of Design’s championing of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), the arts remain at the forefront of dialogue about best practices in elementary education.

The STEAM effort outlines why the arts are necessary:

  • Arts education is a key to creativity
  • Creativity is an essential component of, and spurs innovation
  • Innovation is, agreed to be necessary to create new industries in the future
  • New industries, with their jobs, are the basis of our future economic well-being

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