Artful Learning

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Artful Learning
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Founded 1992
Founder Leonard Bernstein
Type Nonprofit organization
Focus Using Arts and the artistic process in the teaching of all academic subjects
Location
  • United States
Owner Leonard Bernstein Center
Website http://www.artfullearning.org

Artful Learning is an educational philosophy model that is concept-based and interdisciplinary.[1] Artful Learning was initiated by Leonard Bernstein and is rooted in using the arts to enhance all areas of education.

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In 1990, Leonard Bernstein received the Praemium Imperiale, an international prize awarded by the Japan Arts Association for lifetime achievement in the arts. Bernstein used the $100,000 prize to establish The Bernstein Education Through the Arts (BETA) Fund, Inc.[2] Leonard Bernstein provided this grant to develop an arts-based education program. The Leonard Bernstein Center[3] was established in April 1992, and initiated extensive school-based research, resulting in the Bernstein Model.[4] After six years of association with the Grammy Foundation, the Leonard Bernstein Center for Learning moved to Gettysburg College, PA.[5]

Model[edit]

Artful Learning is based on Bernstein's philosophy that the arts can strengthen learning and be incorporated in all academic subjects.[6] The program is based on "units of study," which each consist of four core elements: experience, inquire, create, and reflect.[7]

Research[edit]

Research shows that participation in the arts plays a vital role in influencing brain development and performance. Arts which are considered enrichment in education programs, may in fact be central to the way humans neurologically process and learn.[8][9][10][11] In 1999, The President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities teamed up with the Arts Education Partnership to publish a comprehensive study on the inclusion of the arts in education.[12]

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