CCR- exchange:stanford-CCNY

My purposal examines the arts and it affect on children’s behavior throughout their development. The arts facilitates an environment where children can express themselves through drawing,painting,coloring and sculpting. The idea of using the arts in examining children behavior is to find a way that children can articulate themselves without the stress of being proper(right).Children need to be comfortable with their environment in order to ask for help.
The arts is very useful in school settings because it is usually associated with writing exercises. Psychiatrists use the arts to find out what a patient is thinking or how he/she deals with a problem . The arts can be used to find out whether or not children understand a particular subject or activity.It is crucial to communicate when a child is unable to express themselves through writing or speaking, artistic children use the arts as a method of explaining themselves.
The humanities focuses on the studies of the arts in a way that is abstract, observable and expressive. The humanities exhibits the way the arts can be a tool to measure children’s learning process and the behavior that is associated with learning.Though children’s artwork ideas are created that can benefit the way we act towards children. The arts benefit children’s lives in a number of ways. First, it can be used to show children ways to express themselves physically and mentally. Second, the arts can create gateways for children to explore different genres of the arts. The arts has it educational aspect because children can learn the various ways or styles artists use to create masterpieces. Third, children and adults can travel around the world to observe the arts and it’s significance in history.

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4 Responses to CCR- exchange:stanford-CCNY

  1. Sean Park says:

    You picked a very interesting topic. When I was volunteering an orphanage, I saw how drawings are used to console children’s emotions: a teacher would let them draw whatever they wanted to, and surprisingly, pictures those kids produced explained so much about them. Arts clearly can be used to approach the young and open up his or her mind.
    I think it will be more interesting if you could talk about the difficulties of this approach, as well. You listed all the benefits of using arts, but I am sure there are a lot of disadvantages and side effects. For instance, those who do not like or have no confidence in drawing might feel more frustrated as they try in vain to express them through the art.

  2. Alex Simon says:

    I agree, very interesting! I would love to hear more of an elaboration of the way in which the ability to have freedom in the arts affects the individual’s ability to be free in other academic areas, and if this has any historical correlation. For example, when did arts become a part of the education of young children. Were there any distinct advancements made in subjects during the time in which this group of then children would have reached maturation and adulthood?

  3. Megan Schwarz says:

    This sounds like a fascinating topic. I think it would be interesting to look more at the negative psychological effects of the arts on children’s behavior throughout their development; some kids might feel inadequate if their artwork isn’t as “good” as someone else’s. Also, there has been a recent trend (especially in public schools) of putting more emphasis on math or science because the arts can be very expensive to teach; how do you think this will impact future generations?

  4. ccrvisitor says:

    Your topic is very interesting! I think that in addition to letters and numbers, arts is one of the most important things that children have to be learning as they grow up. I think that it is interesting to note that the arts affects children’s behavior in many ways. I’m not sure, however, where your research is going. Since this topic is both very fascinating and broad, I think that it would be good to narrow it down to maybe how arts is utilized by children as a form of self-expression (as opposed to writing or verbalizing their emotions) or how the arts at a young age has influenced a person’s learning and perception of physical and abstract things as he or she grows older.

    There’s so much more to explore and I wish you luck in your paper!

    Geraldine Baniqued

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