Reflection On Reinvesting In Arts Education

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1. A key concept that I experienced throughout this course was collaboration. According to “Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America 's Future Through Creative Schools,” establishing collaborative connections among different educators in the arts is a top priority in education reform to foster a “creativity-rich environment” in schools (vii). Collaboration is getting emphasized in education reform because it helps build more creative atmospheres that in turn, give students more opportunity to grow. In this course, collaboration has helped the facilitators of this course provide my classmates and I with a creativity-rich environment by allowing us to explore and share our different perspectives on varying subject matter and also has helped …show more content…
At the start of this course, I did not know what to expect. I resolved to keep an open mind and participate to the best of my ability in hopes of broadening my understanding of the arts. Now that the course is coming to a close, I am proud to have participated in this class because it exceeded my expectations due to the passionate teachers and the comprehensive and engaging lessons they taught in music, theatre, visual art, and dance. As a result, this course has greatly enriched my knowledge of arts, arts integration, and arts …show more content…
Analysis ("The Elements of Dance," May 6) and The Artist’s Toolkit (“The Artist’s Toolkit,” May 6), however there are two things that will continue to be invaluable as I move towards my professional career in programming - facilitation experience, as well as integrating arts into non-arts content. It was incredibly rewarding to plan and perform two facilitations throughout the semester. Through these facilitations, my partners and I had the opportunity to practice our public speaking, explore the impacts of reflection and collaboration, and immediately get feedback on what we did well and could improve on. In professional settings, presentations and facilitations are very common ways to share progress and, thanks to my practice in facilitations, I am prepared to succeed. The other important topic is arts integration. I learned through course readings such as “Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America 's Future Through Creative Schools” that the arts are powerful tools that increase retention rates in content that can be hard to absorb. By understanding the potential of arts integration and by applying arts integration through my facilitations, I have become more effective at learning new material and teaching it. All-in-all, I am pleased with the experiences this course and teachers have given me and this course’s content will

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