The course focusses on aspects of design for learning, multi-modal representations of knowledge, and forms of examination in arts and design in relation to contemporary challenges in higher education. Students have room to move – to dance, to sing, to play music, to act, to create art, to write – in a custom-built environment that includes their own classrooms, theater , art studio , gallery , media center , and music practice rooms They live in renovated residence hall rooms and eat in a new dining hall that provides an array of menu choices.
We are a membership organisation, and our work is local, national and pan-European, across all types of learning including literacy and numeracy, digital, further/higher education, apprenticeships, workplace, community learning, leisure and citizenship.
Beyond engagement and retention, adults and students at Bates cite numerous other benefits of arts integration : It encourages healthy risk taking, helps kids recognize new skills in themselves and others, provides a way to differentiate instruction, builds collaboration among both students and teachers, bridges differences, and draws in parents and the community.
We may even see change in society at large, and see learning increase because of it. Arts for Learning is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing teaching and learning through the arts and community cultural resources by linking learning experiences to the real world.
Today, the Center’s neo-Renaissance building features a 1,650 square foot visual arts gallery, a 99-seat proscenium theater, three painting and three dance studios, a ceramics studio, a computer lab, and a newly renovated music studio. However much integration will enrich the learning, as things stand in all too many schools, the arts for arts sake will be sidelined. Classes in the visual and performing arts are available both at the center and in-school. Debora Wondercheck is the Executive Director of the Arts & Learning Conservatory (A&L). Arts Council England is the national development agency for the arts in England, distributing public money from the Government and the National Lottery.