More Evidence Favoring Art-Based Learning of STEM | John M. Eger

February 15, 2015 4:05 PM

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Movement including dance or theater, exercise, and even posture helped young people think more clearly, and enhance memory retention. But, where art-infused education is used to redesign the curriculum, one that is truly integrated, collaborative and interactive, students' attendance dramatically improves, as does performance. It's STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math +the Arts) that will make the difference.

That was certainly the findings presented by Ivonne Chand O'Neal, Director of Research and Evaluation at the Kennedy Center for Education, one of cosponsors of this prestigious event. O'Neal made the point that, based on the Center's recent research, arts integration for kids from the lower socio-ec...

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