• Ten Lessons the Arts Teach

    By Elliot Eisner

    • The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships.
    • The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer.
    • The arts celebrate multiple perspectives.
    • The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving purposes are seldom fixed.
    • The arts make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor numbers exhaust what we can know.
    • The arts teach students that small differences can have large effects.
    • The arts teach students to think through and within a material.
    • The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said.
    • The arts enable us to have experience we can have from no other source.
    • The arts’ position in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young what adults believe is important
Last Modified on June 23, 2008