Despite their perceived insignificance at times, The Arts subjects in schools are highly regarded as a valuable contributor to a child’s holistic development. So much so, that the Australian Curriculum has deemed it mandatory to study The Arts from Prep to Year 8!
So when the time comes to ‘choose’ what subjects to study, here are 3 reasons why parents allow their children to study an Arts subject in high school.
1. Develops Collaboration Skills
(Students) ‘...perceive and understand other people’s emotions and viewpoints, show understanding and empathy for others, identify the strengths of team members, define and accept individual and group roles and responsibilities, be of service to others. (Social awareness)
...students who have developed solid social and emotional skills find it easier to... form positive relationships...cooperate and communicate effectively with others, work in teams, build leadership skills, make decisions, resolve conflict, resist inappropriate social pressure, (and) ... feel positive about themselves and the world around them.’ (Social management) http://www.acaratwb.com/general-capabilities/personal-and-social-competence
- Proud of their own achievements
- Able to share their talents
- Comfortable talking & performing in front of crowds
- Noticed as a leader