Art, Music, Performance
There was a time when art, music and theater were considered “soft” sciences — less important as it were to getting a good education.
The idea was that these things were good insofar as they helped provide a “well-roudned” education but that they lacked the intrinsic value attributed to the academic disciplines like reading, writing, mathematics and science.
With the growing awareness of how the brain works and the ability to integrate multiple-intelligences theory more fully into th learning, experience, it is now evidence that the arts are part of, and not separate from the other disciplines.
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