Purpose• Influence from IU classes• Resource for myself and to share with peers• Art for all learners • Why? • How?
The Arts…Multicultural Education and the Arts: 1. Expand expressive outlets and provide a range of learning styles available to all children Gives visual learners a way to communicate their understandings 2. Enable freedom of expression for second language learners Without having to depend solely on English Instead use drawing or movement
The Arts…3. Open venues for inclusive education and reaching outto exceptional learners The arts enable children with different abilities to participate in learning Alternative outlet for children who can’t communicate through speaking or writing4. Provide a stage for building self-esteem Learning becomes more enjoyable
The Arts…5. Encourage collaboration and intergroup harmony Teamwork/cooperate with others Shy students come out of their shell Opportunities to share knowledge6. Empower students and teachers Sharing allows students to see each other as unique individuals with interesting ideas and skills Students respect and admire others’ efforts Helps students gain confidence as self directed learners responsible for their own educational growth Creating art teaches discipline and dedication
The Arts…7. Deepen Teachers’ Awareness of Children’s Abilities andProvide Alternative Methods of Assessment View students in multiple ways More information for assessment8. Provide Authentic Cultural Voices and Add Complexity toTeaching and Learning Voices, images, feelings, and ideas of other cultures Bring life to people and events studied
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