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ERIC Number: EJ1144237
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0027-4321
Concept-Based Arts Integration: Lessons Learned from an Application in Music and Biology
Wolkowicz, Terry
Music Educators Journal, v103 n4 p40-47 Jun 2017
Arts integration has been a mixed blessing, with both the potential for developing deeper understandings amid concerns that it diminishes the integrity and authenticity of learning in the arts. This article describes concept-based arts integration as a model of arts integration where curriculum is designed around shared concepts that connect across the arts and other academic subjects. The benefits of using concept-based arts integration curriculum are explored within the scope of an educational outreach program led by a professional symphony orchestra that partnered in a multiphase arts integrated program with forty surrounding elementary schools. Several strategies and criteria are included to help music educators identify shared concepts and design concept-based arts integrated projects in their schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
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