News & Awards Full STEAM Ahead: Arts Integration & The Common Core


March, 2013  |  University of Northern Iowa


The purpose of this study is to conduct a comprehensive literature review, examining the role of arts strategies and its effect on student and teacher learning in a kindergarten through twelfth grade school setting. Additionally, the review examined the relationship between arts teaching strategies and classroom curriculum, specifically mathematics. Do students who participate in regular art instruction (music lessons, dance class, etc.) perform better on tests? What are the effects of arts education on youth? How does arts participation impact student’s empowerment and sense of accomplishment? Why are arts integration strategies in the classroom effective? And, how can movement enhance math learning? This paper reflects the effectiveness of arts strategies with classroom curriculum.

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