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The purpose of this article is to examine the benefit of the inclusion of the arts in all students’ education. Since all human activity is a product of the organization of our brains, it stands to reason that understanding how the visual brain works will solidify arts education in every student’s curriculum. Research shows that the visual sense engages more areas of the brain than any other of our five senses. Provided within this article is the workings of the visual brain that should be utilized to provide educational advantages to all students. Through the research cited within this paper, the reader will begin to understand the workings of the visual brain and the benefits of instruction in the arts.

Keywords: achievement; behaviour; brain; cognition; curriculum; education; learning; visual arts

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: North Point High School

Publication date: March 1, 2014

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  • The scope of the journal is broad and is aimed at facilitating a wide spectrum of perspectives. It is essentially a medium for engaging the rich and multifaceted process of learning and teaching art that takes place in the classroom, studio, and beyond. However, the seriousness of journal is not out weighed by making critical topics accessible and readable to a large constituency of readers. It is a forum to be reflective on the process of creating and teaching art, embrace teaching art in a variety of contexts, engage art appreciation experiences, share scholarship in teaching artistry, and celebrate the rich traditions of art making and teaching.
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