Integrating Art into the Curriculum
Discipline-based arts education; combining English with art; value of unified approach to learning.
“All core subjects have the potential to form feasible partnerships between the arts and core curricula. Thus, arts instruction can aid in overall learning for the student (Tunks, 21). However, active teaching for transfer is important because students do not necessarily recognize the connection between concepts presented in arts and the same concepts in other settings. Thus, it is incumbent on the arts teacher to find these connections and include them in regular instruction (Tunks, 21). For example, an educator can point out the relationship between fractions and divided and subdivided beats in music to help students integrate other learning while maintaining the integrity of the music learning. Also, concepts such as space, time, and energy are key …”