Ashley Renfrew

Understanding the goal of Arts Integration

What is the difference between arts education and arts integration? Arts education focuses on the fundamental, practical skills of art creation. Arts integration is an approach to teaching that allows educators to use creative strategies to teach their curriculum, giving students the opportunity to access multimodal learning. In order to embed this approach in the …

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Culturally Relevant Critical Thinking

By Mariam Higgins “Asalaam alaikum (peace be with you),” whispered politely the seventh grader in the beaded headscarf.  She had sidled up to me after her social studies teacher and I had wrapped up an arts integration lesson on Hinduism for their world religions unit using observational thinking strategy.  She shyly asked where I was from, I …

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