Speaker(s): Jennifer Cross
Integrated Learning: Changing the Way Art Education Meets the Future
The session focuses on the importance of an integrated arts program and the environment that it provides students.
In a rapidly changing world, education needs to allow creativity to emerge and flourish through the production of art. Such integrated learning deepens a student’s aesthetic understanding and appreciation of individual works and enhances the study of cultural history through an awareness of the role of art as an embodiment of human consciousness.
In recent years, there has been a growing trend in education towards interdisciplinary approaches to learning. This shift is being driven in part by the changing needs of the 21st century workforce, which places a higher value on creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking than ever before. As a result, more and more educators are looking for ways to infuse these skills into their curriculum. One way to do this is through art education.
What's the Value of Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching Art?
Art education has always been a popular choice for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the arts. However, what many students may not realize is that art education can also be an excellent way to develop 21st century skills. Through an interdisciplinary approach to learning, students have the opportunity to explore new ideas, challenge themselves creatively, and learn to think outside the box. In addition, they also learn how to work collaboratively with others and develop strong communication skills.
How is New Media Impacting Art Education?
In recent years, new media has had a major impact on the field of art education. With the advent of digital technologies, artists now have access to a wide array of tools that can be used to create their work. As a result, art educators are increasingly incorporating new media into their curriculum in order to give students a well-rounded education. New media technologies are also changing the way that artwork is consumed and distributed, which has implications for both artists and educators alike.
How Can 21st Century Skills Be Taught Through Art Education?
As mentioned before, one of the major benefits of art education is that it provides students with an opportunity to develop 21st century skills. These skills are becoming increasingly important in today's world and include things like creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration. By teaching these skills through art education, students will be better prepared to succeed in college and in their future careers.
Integrated learning is changing the way art education meets the future. Through an interdisciplinary approach to learning, students have the opportunity to explore new ideas, challenge themselves creatively, and learn to think outside the box. In addition, they also learn how to work collaboratively with others and develop strong communication skills. By teaching these skills through art education, students will be better prepared to succeed in college and in their future careers.
Jennifer Cross Shares Her Expertise
- The value of interdisciplinary approaches to teaching art
- How new media is impacting art education
- How 21st century skills can be taught through art education
Jennifer Cross is an artist and educator who has served as Chair of Visual Art at Ross School since 1994. Jennifer earned her BFA from the University of Minnesota and her MFA degree in Painting from Pratt Institute. She has exhibited her own work widely and is recipient of a number of awards including a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant in Painting. Her teaching experience includes...