Character Development through Arts
Arts Education contributes to the development of thinking, social and motivational skills that are considered basic for success in school, work and life. These fundamental skills encompass a wide range of capacities of the mind, self-perceptions and social relationships.
Thinking skills broadly refer to the operation of various thought processes. Reasoning ability, intuition, perception, imagination, inventiveness, creativity, problem-solving skills and expression. It also promotes growth in positive social skills, including self-confidence, self-control, conflict resolution, collaboration, empathy and social tolerance. Last but not least, arts nurture a motivation to learn by emphasizing active engagement and participation, disciplined and sustained attention, persistence and risk taking.