Fostering Creative Environments

As an arts-integrated school, our academic curricula are infused with arts content and practices to promote complex, multifaceted understanding. Arts-integrated lessons encourage students to play with content to create new worlds and ideas. In creating, students are also building stronger, personal connections to the curriculum.

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The science of learning supports arts-integration. We know students learn best when they can apply new concepts and skills, and creation also sits as the highest level of processes that promote thinking and learning. When students are learning through art, they are simply learning better!

There are many ways to integrate arts into a teacher’s curriculum. At AACA we identify three levels of arts integration that exist in a continuum:

  • Arts-enhanced lessons
  • Theme-based units
  • Creative inquiry-driven lessons

One level of learning is not better than another, and the degree of integration depends on learning objectives.

In the classroom, arts-integration can take on different forms. All lessons are intentionally designed so that students creatively engage with their curriculum, and allow them to showcase their learning by creating something new

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