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Why would you teach art?


Thinking Skills

Writing by Ellen Winner and Lois Hetland on the Boston Globe in 2007 Creativity in Learning: “But there is a very good reason to teach arts in schools and this Artistic fans tend to In a recent study by a number of art schools in Boston schools, we have found that artistic programs teach a certain amount of thinking skills that rarely deal with other parts of the curriculum – and that art is far from being an increasingly important issue in a test-driven education system because standardized tests such as MCAS have a restrictive effect on school teachers. ”

And why not? Dr. Betty Edwards, the best-selling author of "Brain A Right" supports the use of a better hemisphere and has written great courses that reveal the underdevelopment of this side of the brain. Most of the educational programs established in the United States in the 1800s were preferred to left hemisphere education. Obviously, we were still basically agricultural and we were constantly developing to play a major role in the industrial revolution. Whatever the music, drama and art education in the one-room school, he soon moved to bigger and bigger classes, where the early world production technology of the new world was a bright glow in the future of American youth.

Space Competition

In the 1900s, these artistic programs fell. Space Race and Sputnik started learning science and mathematics and changed the school curriculum forever. Recognizing that America, in the 1980s and 1990s, quickly became a service-oriented and technology-oriented nation, our manufacturing industry declined, and the New Age of Technology changed the future light of school children. Again, in the public and private schools of the nation, the importance of the left hemisphere is dr. Betty Edwards, as a time counter, data logger, logical, numerical finder, financier, employee graphs and graphs, once again dictate what our schools taught our youth.

Rich Creative Thinking

What's not entirely invented is that most of the scientific, mathematical, legal, and financial positions require creativity, and that in these areas, great progress has been made outside "thinking". From this perspective, creative thinking promotes any part of our lives. How?

When we receive information, if we are basically trained in the American education system, we process it as data, ie dates, times, diagrams, factors, elements that are our lives in a monetary, confidence, fact-finding oriented way. This is our perception of reality. In fact, the best training for processing such data is a good chance in our culture. Would creativity be better? Yes, because in the hemisphere of our brain, we don't really have the whole picture. We are not cognitive of all the options our wonderful brain can provide. Therefore, we are strictly limited: economically, culturally, politically, and spiritually.

The Complete Brain

The development of our entire brain, even the brainstem of ancient western culture, is still alive and works well in many cultures. But as the world economy speaks, education patterns rely on the education of the left hemisphere. Finally, should we inherit a global, ambiguous perspective that severely restricts our brain capacities to the benefit of the Left and discourages the use of law? Will the offspring, who are so limited, wear it in the future?

Science Fiction?

This perspective is shocking and hopefully just sci-fi. If we decide to cut off the rich wealth of resources through cultural decisions, children and future children will inherit a two-dimensional world that suppresses creativity, damages the invention and creative research, blocks poetry, theater and artists strives to eliminate a very powerful resource. Maybe the world will suffer from limiting creative thinking.

Here is my challenge. Get to know your right side! It gets stronger, better prepared to deal with what the world has to offer, and if you're initially uncomfortable, go ahead, jump into the hot tub of creativity.

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