Renaissance in the Classroom: Arts Integration and Meaningful Learning

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Chapter 1
Arts Integration:
What Is It and Why Do It?
Background
Curriculum Integration
•Finding problems and asking questions
•Negotiation between the learner and the community
•Deepening instruction
•Co-teaching and co-learning
Project-Based Learning
•Conceiving of a problem to solve or a question to answer
•Real tasks and real purposes
•Authentic audience
•Links between school learning and the real world
Multiple Intelligences
•Building on students' strengths
•Recognizing schools' dependence on logical/mathematical and linguistic intelligences
•Attending to students' capacities using their musical, spatial, bodily/kinesthetic, intrapersonal, and interpersonal intelligences
Arts Integration: The Elegant Fit
•Synergy between content areas
•Varied and connected ways to represent knowledge
•Means of committing concepts and content to memory
•Concrete evidence of learning
•Representation of history and culture

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