Performing arts like dance and theatre show some of the most profound impacts, as students who learn to perform learn valuable skills that help in classrooms and beyond. Public speaking, verbal skills, memorization, emotional intelligence, and literacy, are all developed by reading and rehearsing a play.
We find that a substantial increase in arts educational experiences has remarkable impacts on students’ academic, social, and emotional outcomes.
Kids use more of their brain when learning through art. Long-term retention increases, and children develop a greater understanding of concepts—not to mention, they’re more likely to pay attention.
“When students are allowed academic expression through artistic means, like drawing a picture or writing a song, the information is embedded in their minds. Long-term learning and practical application of knowledge are both supported when the arts are integrated.”