What is It and Why is It Important?
The Arts - Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, Music and Visual Arts - gives students the opportunity to express creatively and acquire knowledge and perceptions of the world.
Integration is breaking down the compartmentalization of subjects, allowing for the natural flow of inquiry-rooted learning to bridge with greater curricular understanding.
In other words,
integration is the natural thought process.
Arts integration enables students to draw deeper cognitive meaning, sense of self, creativity, and critical thinking from their learning, thereby creating a more motivated classroom, challenged students, and quality academic performance.