Teachingarts and humanities to children
Teachingarts and humanities to children
Artsand humanities play a significant role in the growth and developmentof students in the learning environment. Students learn the conceptsof arts hence they clearly understand the culture of the community.However, those against the idea of learning arts believe thatteaching it to children schools do not contribute to their growth.For instance, people think that only science courses will helpstudents achieve their dreams. From an individual perspective, Ibelieve teaching arts and humanities should be encouraged because thebenefits outweigh the disadvantages.
Artsand humanities should be taught to students because they enablechildren to adapt to the world to prepare them for their future. Artand humanities classes tackle topics and subjects that cover dailyhappenings and events. Additionally, individual talents and skillscan be natured in art classes and become a primary source oflivelihood for some people. Students should learn arts and humanitiesbecause they will gain natural intelligence (McPherson, 2015). It isthus evident that arts help students develop high thinking capacitylevel, and skills of solving problems and this enable them to adaptto future world challenges effectively.
Thoseagainst the belief that art enables students to prepare themselvesfor future challenges have often argued that there are a lot ofuncertainty and that the world is very competitive. According tothem, teaching art classes will not be beneficial because, in theend, only a few get to become exceptional in their areas ofspecialization. Instead, they argue that schools in today’s societyshould focus on engineering, science, and technology because majordevelopments and innovations have been witnessed in these areastherefore, schools do not have to teach students art and humanities,but rather focus on sciences.
Artsand humanities should be incorporated in schools because it openschildren’s minds allowing them to see many opportunities thansports and this will help them grow fully. For instance, humanitiesand arts expose students to various activities like photography,dancing, singing and creative writing these activities reduce stressbecause they interact freely with their peers and tutors. Humanitiesand arts encourage students to participate in their classes and beactive learners (Ellen & Stéphan, 2013). All the indoor andoutdoor activities in art and humanities classes are thus aimed atensuring that children diversify his approach to the line.
Contraryto the above statement, other people believe that modern worldheavily relies on science and technology to move forward.Advancements in computers, engineering, and biomedical sciences haveall been as a result of investments in science and technology(McPherson, 2015). It is, therefore, evident that as demand forskilled manpower increase in these areas, more schools should nowconsider dropping art classes and start teaching sciences as thefuture of humanity depends on it for its survival.
Itis evident that teaching children art and humanity will give them abetter appreciation for language, art, and society by prepping achild to learn any skill. As many others may like to believe, artcourses are relatively cheap as when compared to some of the sciencecourses offered in the universities. This is because humanities andart help improve the ability of children to interact with theirenvironment. Students use humanities and art to learn the language,and their cultures hence they can understand their surroundingenvironment better.
Thoseagainst the idea of teaching arts believe that establishing andrunning of art classes in schools are expensive. According to them,the operational costs of art institutions are too expensive andshould thus be done away. For instance, math classes do not need manyresources to provide the training necessary for the teaching ofstudents. It, therefore, becomes easier to consider reading andwriting classes because of the smaller budget required compared toart classes.
Inconclusion, it is evident that the advantages of teaching arts andhumanities in schools outweigh the disadvantages. Although criticshave often cited the high cost of operating and maintaining such artschools and facilities, it has other benefits that cannot be ignored.Doing away with art classes will disadvantage many students and costthem their future. All the concerned stakeholders should ensure thateveryone lives his or her passion since taking since courses do notalways guarantee a successful life.
Ellen,W., & Stéphan, V. L. (2013). Educationalresearch and innovation art for art`s sake? The impact of artseducation: The Impact of Arts Education.OECD Publishing.
McPherson,G. E. (Ed.). (2015). Thechild as musician: A handbook of musical development.Oxford University Press.