Arts Integration Creates an Effective Learning Environment for Children in Kindergarten
The purpose of this study was to create warm and fun activities to create a positive learning environment. The study consisted of 31 childrenages 5-6 years old, half of the children were placed in 12 Arts Integrated classes, while the other half stayed in their regular classes. The classes consisted of Visual Arts / Music / Movement / Drama combined with the regular classroom criteria. The point of the study was to see if this approach to teaching would help children feel more motivated to learn and also to see if there would be a positive effect on the development of the Executive Functions of the brain.
Keywordsó Early Childhood, Arts Integration, Brain, Classroom Management, Motivation.