the FRAMEWORK for ARTS LEARNING

 
 

a flexible curriculum designed to create relevant arts learning expereinces across educational environments, within the school and beyond

 

 
  Curriculum as a journey that is at once guided and independent.

Curriculum as a journey that is at once guided and independent.

 
  being who or what a person is  - Throughout the arc of IDENTITY, students will use the arts to explore their understanding of themselves in increasingly complex ways, both technically and conceptually.

being who or what a person is - Throughout the arc of IDENTITY, students will use the arts to explore their understanding of themselves in increasingly complex ways, both technically and conceptually.

  reciprocal action or influence   -   The arc of INTERACTION pushes students to explore the relationship between the creator, the work and the audience, building an understanding of how the arts impact people.

reciprocal action or influence The arc of INTERACTION pushes students to explore the relationship between the creator, the work and the audience, building an understanding of how the arts impact people.

  a system of communication   - As students begin to use the arts as a tool of communication, the LANGUAGE arc will support their development of the building blocks of creation in various arts disciplines, identifying how those blocks can be combined in infinite ways.

a system of communication - As students begin to use the arts as a tool of communication, the LANGUAGE arc will support their development of the building blocks of creation in various arts disciplines, identifying how those blocks can be combined in infinite ways.

  the process of establishing by calculation or research   -   Following the development of language, the DETERMINATION arc pushes students to use that language to express their ideas.  The arc focuses on the role of the artist as a decision-maker in the creative process.

the process of establishing by calculation or research Following the development of language, the DETERMINATION arc pushes students to use that language to express their ideas.  The arc focuses on the role of the artist as a decision-maker in the creative process.

  the process of bringing into existence   -   The arc of CREATION places emphasis on the process that brings works of art into being.  Students examine the role of their own movements and how individual actions play a critical role in outcomes.

the process of bringing into existence The arc of CREATION places emphasis on the process that brings works of art into being.  Students examine the role of their own movements and how individual actions play a critical role in outcomes.

  a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance   -   As students complete a development cycle, they will encounter the arc of TRANSFORMATION, which focuses on the ways in which the arts create and communicate change - in individuals, relationships, and environments.

a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance As students complete a development cycle, they will encounter the arc of TRANSFORMATION, which focuses on the ways in which the arts create and communicate change - in individuals, relationships, and environments.

Thematic Arcs

The Framework for Arts Learning is rooted the the six themes presented above.  These themes represent broad areas of educational and developmental exploration and communicate about the ways in which the arts are a vehicle for examining, deconstructing and building our understanding.


Development Cycles

In the Framework for Arts Learning, the K-12 experience is divided into four Development Cycles that reflect the students' intellectual and social/emotional development. These cycles communicate the types of learning experiences in which students engage given their developmental stages, from the manipulation of materials to the abstraction of complex concepts.


 
 The Framework for Arts Learning exists as a matrix that aligns the student experience vertically through Development Cycles that break down abstract themes into developmentally appropriate stages of learning.

The Framework for Arts Learning exists as a matrix that aligns the student experience vertically through Development Cycles that break down abstract themes into developmentally appropriate stages of learning.