THE ARTS

PR-2-35

PROCEDURAL DOCUMENT

Effective Date: 31-Aug-10

Rationale

The Arts permeate our everyday lives and serve a variety of purposes.  They enable us to understand ourselves, the people around us, and the world in which we live.  The Arts are the expression of ideas, feelings and human experience through movement, sound, and visual images.  (See Curriculum – Page 20, Paragraph 2 , Arts à Cultures.)

Purpose

  • To engage the senses, imagination, thinking, and feelings through drama, music, dance and visual arts. 
  • To explore, challenge, affirm and celebrate artistic and aesthetic expressions of self, community, culture, and our unique environment.

Assessment

Assessment will be based on success in the four interrelated strands:

  • Understanding the Arts in Context
  • Developing Practical Knowledge
  • Developing Ideas
  • Communicating and Interpreting

Conclusion

Students will appreciate that The Arts are a part of everyday life.  They help us solve problems and express our emotions, moods and ideas.  Students practise skills, explore techniques, contribute ideas, and respond to a variety of forms, both past and present.