Art Has Broad Definition In "Common Core"

July 31, 2014 12:58 PM

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Art Has Broad Definition In "Common Core"

The Common Core, also known as the "State Standards Initiative", is one of the more intriguing methods to spark new ways of teaching. It is now being adopted across the country, with a little pushback from just a few states leery of anything "national", and offers unique opportunities to purse new methods of using the arts as the vehicle for transforming the curriculum.

The common core "toolkit" for example, "proposes that educators engage students in inquiry and exploration of real world problems and interdisciplinary performance tasks", and opens the door to integrating all the disciplines, merging art and science, and fashioning an interdisciplinary curriculum t...

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