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Arts Education @ LBCC
Art and Photography

Facts about Arts in Education

  • The arts involve students in the process of their learning, demanding constant reflection and active participation.
  • The arts enable students to collaborate toward a common purpose.
  • The arts are a powerful connecting force between disciplines.
  • As our world and problems become more complex, creative thinking becomes all the more important.
  • The arts are pleasure. Work in the arts can often be painful in its constant personal inquiry, frustrating in the difficulties of mastery and interpretation, and exhausting in execution.
  • The arts ask questions for which there are no right answers.
  • Schools must be places where students are learning how to learn as a lifelong adventure.
  • A degree in the arts requires more time than perhaps any other discipline.

Systems of Study & Reasoning Skills Developed

  • Language: Literal and symbolic
  • Science: Quantitative and symbolic
  • Arts: Sensory and symbolic

Core Competencies Developed

  • Aesthetics: An appreciation for a range of cultural expression, including art, music, dance, theater, literature, and film.
  • Creative Thinking: The ability to generate useful and original ideas.
  • Critical Thinking: The ability to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate a spectrum of ideas that are represented by theories, images, and concepts.
  • Goal Attainment: The ability to achieve one's personal, educational, and career goals.
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