The development of creative abilities is vital to survive. Teaching in a creative way is essential to make learning a process that all students can enjoy and benefit from.
European education has a critical need to find a way to weave creativity within education settings.
Teaching and learning by embedding the arts into school curriculum is a major answer.
Through the involvement of the arts children learn critical thinking and how they feel about learning. This is reflected in higher test scores and in a number of school surveys in many countries.
This is because arts integration creates a highly stimulating learning environment and teachers use materials, tools and strategies that increase sensory inputs. Furthermore, the arts become a tool to retain the curriculum’s learning contents.
The arts are the most important tool a teacher has to involve the emotions.
E-ARTinED aims at creating innovative didactic tools to enable teachers to use the multiple forms of art to teach curricular subjects. For instance: teaching maths through sculpture, chemistry through dance, history with painting, science with music, geography with drama.
The e-ARTinED partnership has come together to share their experience and capabilities in the different fields of arts in education, multimedia in education, pedagogy, environmental studies, teacher training and research, development and teaching in the areas of distributed information systems so that their existing, core professional skills, knowledge and experience will be expanded in to new and related fields.