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  • 1. MARA University of Technology FACULTY OF EDUCATION PSV 703: MULTIMEDIA IN VISUAL ART EDUCATION Lecturer: Dr. Johan @ Eddy Luaran Assignment Title: “Learning Arts and its benefit to Students with Disabilities” Name: Zuraini Bt Mohamed ID no: 2013440978 E-mail: HP: 012-254 9396 Date of Submission: 09 October 2013
  • 2. Article Review Title: Learning Arts and its benefit to Students with Disabilities As cited by the National Center for Technology Innovation an Center for Implementing Technology in Education, students with disabilities face difficulties in exploring and integrating art in their daily routine. Thus, it is imperative that teachers incorporate multiple technology and strategy by teaching arts to these special children. Arts here means fine arts which includes literature, drawing , painting , music –to utilize these alternative tools to enhance, encourage and motivate these children to better themselves. These will positively influence and benefit them to the utmost. This can in fact be achieved through integrating and promoting it into their curriculum. The tools would indeed help to meet each child with different abilities to cope with oneself and achieve their individual needs and potential to the fullest It is imperative that knowledgeable teachers are employed to handle this daunting task of teaching children of multiple disabilities who are struggling to communicate their thoughts and feelings. These able teachers too should be provided with professional development and support to learn how to impart their knowledge, play their role and the role of arts in enabling and influencing the students to develop. The teachers can introduce and reinforce the concepts to the various needs of all the students. It is implicit that schools that have integrated the arts in their curriculum have discovered that the arts have captured the attention of both the students and teachers alike. It is through the arts that the students have gained self-confidence and self-esteem by exploring and expressing their ideas
  • 3. and identities through these alternative mediums. They are able to boost their self-confidence as they – the disabled students believe themselves to be failures or dropouts and have no avenue to show their hidden talents or abilities in which they may excel. Through arts, these students’ may be able to have an opportunity to assess their personal reflections and create a positive attitude about them. Even their dropout rate or delinquency may be curbed and can be arrested appropriately and thus provide a promising future for students with disabilities. Through the arts too, students with disabilities who were unable to make connections, who were struggling or grasp simple rudiments to academic subjects may be a good platform for them to showcase their learning behavior. The arts too will be an avenue for the teachers to provide individualized instruction for the multi needs of learners’ diverse nature. Arts too can be an approach to comprehend the strength and weaknesses. The arts also can help the students grasp concepts and make connections between academic subjects, such as mathematic, English and science. The connections between the arts and academic achievement, particularly when it comes to three areas, firstly is listening to the music and spatial-temporal reasoning, secondly is learning to play music and spatial reasoning and lastly is by using the classroom drama and verbal skills. According to The Lab School, art its can help improve the student’s academic skills, when their watch the short of video. For example, when the students put together a television production about what it is like to have dyslexia at the Lab School. Different about the way of Ben, he puts together a board game and writes a book about it. To him the arts are integral to his motivation and learning. By using the multimedia, it can involve knowledgeable teachers who can adapt their teaching to a learner-centered, creative process with other teachers, students and families, and provide a classroom environment that has access to technology. In using technology for creative pursuits, teachers can introduce and reinforce concepts that have been previously introduced by more traditional teaching method, and in doing so adapt the concepts to the various needs of all their students. Many students with learning disabilities struggle to communicate their thoughts and feelings, so the visual arts, such as painting, drawing, and music and computer graphics can give them a nonverbal way to express themselves and interact with other people. And the other word is
  • 4. combining the arts with technology can create new exciting ways to keep students motivated and engaged in the learning process and the world around them. And also by using the technology, teachers also can help reduce learning barriers by working arts curriculum and technology students’ individualized education programs (IEPs) and the general curriculum. A several studies make the connection between the impact the arts have on academics for students with disabilities, for example by using drama it can be develops higher order language and literacy skills as students act out historical or literary figures, they immerse themselves in a theme and can explore and learn about it in a personal way. Secondly is the music. It can enhance language learning by teaching students about rhythm, pitch and sound. For example the rhythm can helps students learn rhymes and phonological awareness and repetitive songs can help teach academic facts to be memorized. Lastly, by using the fine art experiences it can develop literacy, numeracy and writing skills. Drawing and painting can reinforce motor skills and can also be a way of learning shapes, contrasts, boundaries, spatial relationships, size and other math concept. Furthermore, according to the writer student with disabilities can get the support they need to learn to use the tools and features of the technology. For example, many sites have tutorials that a teacher can use to structure learning how to use the program. What I have seen is, one of benefits of digital or digitally-recorded art of all types is its ability to be shared far and wide and secondly is the literacy and language of critique that are involved in sharing with peers is valuable for students. When students’ learning online demonstrates its mean that the time youth invest online collaborations of all the types is time spent learning to communication in the digital (MacArthur Foundation).