Arts Education

If We're Talking 'Value', Then Education is Worth More Than Money

Katie Beswick | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Beswick

We shouldn't fall into the trap of talking numbers when it comes to education - whether in the arts, humanities or STEM subjects... Education is too important. It is more than dollar signs. It needn't be a scarce resource to offer something valuable.

Art Party Conference and the Case for Arts Education

Sheila McGregor | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sheila McGregor

I recently embarked on a good spring-clean of my files and book shelves at home. My main task was to thin out the serried ranks of policy and evaluation reports that accumulated during a period of freelance employment in the early to late 2000s - the high watermark of the last Labour government's investment in the arts and creative education.

Young Shakespeare Nation: Bringing Shakespeare to Life for Children

Jeremy Newton | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jeremy Newton

If we can capture the exhilaration of Shakespeare's works and translate that back into the classroom, not only pupils but teachers too will remain enthralled for years to come.

HRH The Prince of Wales's Education and Young People film

Jeremy Newton | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jeremy Newton

A brand new film showcasing the valuable work of HRH The Prince of Wales's arts and education charities launched yesterday on Huffington Post UK. The...

Arts Based Learning With Impact

Jeremy Newton | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jeremy Newton

Now that the arts have safely returned to the classroom, we need to ensure they are utilised as much as possible, across all subjects in the curriculum. we have seen that using the arts in the classroom helps nurture children's communication and language skills, analysis and teamwork.

Pupil Premium Must Give the Arts a Chance to Bridge the Attainment Gap

Jeremy Newton | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jeremy Newton

I strongly believe the arts have the power to transform lives. The earlier a child's engagement with the arts, the more likely they are to develop vital skills such as communication, analysis, confidence and teamwork. These skills can help pupils better engage with the mainstream curriculum.

Going Bacc to the Future

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rosy Greenlees

As the whole saga untangles, we are delighted that art and design will be retained in the National Curriculum, and that its importance both to the economy and as a tool to broaden pupils' grasp of the world around them has been recognised.

Education in the Republic of Korea and the UK: National Treasures or National Headaches?

Rebecca Boyle Suh | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Boyle Suh

Korean students inarguably excel at passing tests. The majority of their education has been focused on knowledge-based learning and testing, and securing university places rather than on building essential core skills such as imaginative thinking, empathy, flexibility, innovation and risk-taking.

Learning Through Dance: Why Children Should Keep on Dancing

Jeremy Newton | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jeremy Newton

Having worked for the last seven years engaging young people with the arts, I've seen just how influential they can be on helping children to develop life skills giving them the confidence they need to shape a better future.

Education Changes Threaten Next Generation of Artists

Sheila McGregor | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sheila McGregor

Michael Gove, a scholarship pupil at the selective Robert Gordon's College in Aberdeen, clearly regards his own educational experience as a template for the rest of us. It worked for me, the thinking goes, so it ought to work for everyone else too.

Stepping Into the Arts - How to Inspire A Generation

Juliet Cooke | Posted 19.11.2012 | Home
Juliet Cooke

We are fortunate to live in one of the most culturally rich cities in the world and I believe that arts and culture organisations, however large or small, should look to embrace emerging talent through structured apprenticeships and internships.

Students Are Waking Up to Slipping Standards - And Universities Need to Take Notice

Helen Crane | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Helen Crane

The problems within the higher education system are multiple, and these need to be considered if we are to expect students to willingly put themselves in three times more debt. The pool of 18-year-old with the financial support to go to university on a whim without a concern for its relative value will be vastly reduced.

Concerns Raised For Music Education

PA | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK

Many young children are missing out on decent music education because teachers often have little experience or training in the subject, research sugge...

Art for Art's Sake

Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams | Posted 03.10.2011 | UK Entertainment
Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams

The arts always get sniffed at when cuts get announced as though defending investment in the arts is somehow ill considered or bourgeois but in making art school and the creative industries inaccessible for today's Alexander McQueens I think we may be in danger of loosing a huge and valuable part of our national identity. Can you put a price on that?