Let’s take a look at why the arts are a critical part of the U.S. education system and future economy.
Music is an art form whose purpose is to communicate an emotional response. This is something that many people have noticed, since certain songs can make one feel happy, and others might make one feel sad. But the emotional response that people have to music runs deeper than one might expect. In fact, scientists have noted just how music can activate certain areas in the brain and can be used as a tool for emotional health.
The United States is faced with a growing problem in education – the gap between US student’s baseline proficiency compared to students in other countries. Why is that? Are students here not being taught the core standards of learning? Are they not learning ‘how to learn?’ How can this gap be fixed, especially with the increasing price of education? Many now believe that this education gap can be partially reduced by an increase of the arts, and specifically music into student’s curriculum.
Musical education has evolved well past the days of singing along as a teacher plays the piano. Today, psychologists understand that strong links between the mind’s processing of information and the processing of music exist. As such, it can be possible to boost your memory creation and information retention just by playing music.
Facts And Stats
The inclination of people polled is accurate in many instances: a high school student in a music class will have a better GPA than one who is not in a music class. The Netherlands, Japan, and Hungary are three nations that excel at education — each country has music training at the earliest levels of education. Even in the United States, some of the schools with the highest levels of achievement spend as much as thirty percent of the school in coursework that emphasizes art and music.
[Annie]: Hello everyone. So thank you again for joining today's Kent State University Master of Music in Music Education webinar. So as speakers for day, we have Dr Christopher Venesile who's the program coordinator of the program and also Travis Gratteau-Zinnel who is a 2015 graduate from the [...]
Moderator: So thank you again for joining today's Kent State University Master of Music in Music Education webinar. So we have Beatrice Olesko and Kristin Coen-Mishlan, who are graduate assistants at Kent State and also graduates from the master's program. And they will be tak [...]
Annie: Okay, well hello and welcome everyone. Thank you for joining today's Webinar on A New Way of Thinking About Curriculum from Kent State University. My name is Annie and I'm your host for today. We have with us Kristin Cohen-Mishlan and also Beatrice Olesko, who will be p [...]
Facilitator: We will be highlighting some of the details form the program and also definitely going through the capstone structure and of course have Connie, our graduate, speak to her experience and share her capstone project highlights with us. Now the webinar is intended to [...]
Annie: As a guide we will be touching on the Teacher Evaluation System and also the program as a highlight. And, again, it’s an open forum so all questions are welcome, even if it’s not covered in this agenda feel free to bring it up here, for example admission process and stu [...]
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