A Liberal Arts Education — An Interview with President-Elect Teresa L. Amott

A Liberal Arts Education — An Interview with President-Elect Teresa L. Amott
Knox had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Amott in the Suitts Center at the Gale House before the official campus announcement to discuss her impressions of Knox, her thoughts on becoming the 19th president of the College, and her belief in the importance of a residential liberal arts education.

Watch Dr. Amott discuss the importance of a residential liberal arts education. For more information, see http://www.knox.edu/knox-college-presidential-search.html .

Arts Education: Healthy Fresh Arts (2008) Ad Council Radio PSA

Arts Education: Healthy Fresh Arts (2008) Ad Council Radio PSA
An impressive 89% of Americans believe that the arts are important enough to be taught in schools, and that it fulfills an important role in a well-rounded education.

The average kid is provided insufficient time to learn and experience the arts. This PSA campaign was created to increase involvement in championing arts education both in and out of school. Unfortunately, the truth is that the average kid spends more time at their locker than in arts classes. This PSA campaign was created to increase involvement in championing arts education both in and out of school.

The newest PSAs use the popular Disney Little Einsteins™ characters to inspire children to play music, dance, and draw with their friends and family.

And they are right; studies show far-reaching benefits of an arts education:

The Arts:

Allow kids to express themselves creatively and bolster their self-confidence.
Teach kids to be more tolerant and open.
Improve kids’ overall academic performance.
Show that kids actively engaged in arts education are likely to have higher SAT scores than those with little to no arts involvement.
Develop skills needed by the 21st century workforce: critical thinking, creative problem solving, effective communication, team work and more.
Keep students engaged in school and less likely to drop out.
Parents are encouraged to visit www.AmericansForTheArts.org for 10 simple ways to get more art in their kids’ lives. The campaign stresses that some art is not enough and reinforces this with the tagline: “The Arts. Ask for More.”

A public service message brought to you by Americans For the Arts, The NAMM Foundation and the Ad Council. :)

Arts Education: Mozart’s Eine Kleine (2008) Ad Council Radio PSA

Arts Education: Mozart’s Eine Kleine (2008) Ad Council Radio PSA
An impressive 89% of Americans believe that the arts are important enough to be taught in schools, and that it fulfills an important role in a well-rounded education.

The average kid is provided insufficient time to learn and experience the arts. This PSA campaign was created to increase involvement in championing arts education both in and out of school. Unfortunately, the truth is that the average kid spends more time at their locker than in arts classes. This PSA campaign was created to increase involvement in championing arts education both in and out of school.

The newest PSAs use the popular Disney Little Einsteins™ characters to inspire children to play music, dance, and draw with their friends and family.

And they are right; studies show far-reaching benefits of an arts education:

The Arts:

Allow kids to express themselves creatively and bolster their self-confidence.
Teach kids to be more tolerant and open.
Improve kids’ overall academic performance.
Show that kids actively engaged in arts education are likely to have higher SAT scores than those with little to no arts involvement.
Develop skills needed by the 21st century workforce: critical thinking, creative problem solving, effective communication, team work and more.
Keep students engaged in school and less likely to drop out.
Parents are encouraged to visit www.AmericansForTheArts.org for 10 simple ways to get more art in their kids’ lives. The campaign stresses that some art is not enough and reinforces this with the tagline: “The Arts. Ask for More.”

A public service message brought to you by Americans For the Arts, The NAMM Foundation and the Ad Council. :)

Arts Education Day

Arts Education Day
Watch a video of elementary school children participating in various activities during an arts education day at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on Sept. 27, 2013. Over 650 school children attended the annual event. This day of arts education is run in conjunction with Alberta Culture Days and included workshops and demonstrations by the Ukrainian Shumka Dancers, Visual Arts Alberta, Alberta Ballet, Edmonton Opera, Mile Zero Dance, visual artists Samantha Williams-Chapelsky and Laura Raboud, costume making and lighting technicians. Video by Larry Wong/Edmonton Journal

QUT – Jane Awi on UNESCO International Arts Education Week 2012

QUT – Jane Awi on UNESCO International Arts Education Week 2012
Find out more at http://www.qut.edu.au/creative-industries and http://www.unesco.org/new/en/culture/themes/creativity/arts-education/

As part of UNESCO’s International Arts Education Week (21-27 May, 2012) QUT Creative Industries is releasing five short video provocations investigating the importance of developing arts, design and creative education in Australia and worldwide.

In this video the role of Arts, Design and Creative Education in developing nations is discussed by Jane Awi, Lecturer, University of Goroka, Papua New Guinea

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