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The Importance of the Arts 102
The Importance of the Arts
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Experiences in the arts play a valuable role in the education of all students.  

Through participation in the arts, students can:

  • ​develop their creativity
  • learn about their own identity
  • develop self-awareness
  • improve self confidence
  • develop a sense of well-being
Since artistic activities involve intense engagement, students experience a sense of wonder and joy when learning through the arts, which can motivate them to participate more fully in cultural life and school activities.

The arts nourish the imagination and develop a sense of beauty, while providing unique ways for students to gain insights into the world around them.

Music study is intended to develop students' understanding and appreciation of music through a focus on practical skills and creative work.  Students will find in music a source of enjoyment and personal satisfaction and will gain:

  • creative problem solving skills
  • individual and cooperative work habits
  • knowledge of themselves and others
  • a sense of personal responsibility
  • ​connections to their communities and future careers

The Ontario Curriculum: The Arts, Grades 9-12, Ministry of Education, 2010.​
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