Friday, August 2, 2013

Learning in Technological Places

A report released by The Wallace Foundation leads to interesting new developments in arts education, and details where the majority of students are receiving their education in the arts.
 
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Students are turning to other avenues to
obtain their art skills & education.
 
A recent report by The Wallce Foundation indicates interesting facts about where students are increasingly getting their education in the arts.
 
The report notes that students are, surprisingly (or maybe not so surprisingly to some), receiving their education in the arts not from art class or music class, but rather from cell phones, tablets, computers, laptops, and television, to name a few.
 
Students are overwhelmingly doing this by turning to iPods to listen to several musical varieties, watching visual computer animated films, and creating their own art through a variety of computer programs available today.
 
This new research could play an important role in arts education & curriculum moving forward: How can educators use these new insights in curriculum planning and development?
 
While many schools are being limited or have no access to arts education funding, technology could potentially hold the answer to this problem.
 
Read the Wallace article here for more information, and/or read KPCC's (Southern California Public Radio) review of the research here
 
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-The Project Tomorrow team