Student Engagement - Elementary School
Below is the research linking arts strategies to student engagement at the elementary school level. Click on any of the study citations to link to a full summary of the study in ArtsEdSearch, the online database of arts education research.
Student Engagement Elementary School
Arts integrated instruction helps make academic content more relevant to students and provides them avenues to take ownership of their learning (Bellisario & Donovan, 2012; Bresler, DeStefano, Feldman & Garg, 2000; Carger, 2004; Stevenson & Deasy, 2005).
Arts and arts integrated classes provide avenues for students to express themselves and to make themselves and their learning visible to others. As a result, students report that they feel more visible and valued in their schools (Stevenson & Deasy, 2005).