Book: The Arts in Primary Education by @Gigske via @BloomsburyEd

Published by Bloomsbury Education

The Arts in Primary Education Breathing life, colour and culture into the curriculum

19.99
8.9

Content

9.5/10

Accessible

9.0/10

Authority

9.0/10

Value

8.5/10

Pedagogical

8.5/10

Pros

  • The book focuses on music, dance, drama & literature, along with visual and plastic arts.
  • Encourages teachers to access art beyond the classroom walls, exploring local opportunities for engagement.
  • Offers a great selection of images and photographs helping highlight a diversity of art engagement opportunities.
  • Well argued considerations that teachers and school leaders should engage with to engage with the arts to enhance learning for pupils.

The Arts in Primary Education shows how resources already present in schools, such as picture books or the outdoor environment, can be used to develop a creative culture. With a focus on long-term initiatives including partnerships with art institutions and the training and personal development of teachers, the book also presents clear and accessible explanations of the benefits of integrating the arts across a school. Backed by research and evidence and complete with images and descriptions of artworks, this guide is ideal for helping develop a whole-school arts curriculum to enrich learning and raise attainment in all subject areas.

But what is the best way to invest in and improve arts education across a school? Drawing on interviews with successful school leaders, case studies and her own extensive experience working in the education departments of the Courtauld Gallery, the National Gallery and Somerset House, Ghislaine Kenyon presents simple, inexpensive and practical ways to integrate the arts across the primary curriculum.

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