21st Century Skills = Art Skills

“Are we preparing students to function as human beings, or just as flesh-and-blood versions of a hard drive?” asks Bruce D. Taylor, Director of Education for the Washington National Opera, in an Education Week article, The Skills Connection Between the Arts and 21st Century Learning.  Taylor advocates utilizing the skills of arts specialists when building an arts integrated curriculum, and names the arts as the tool to instill critical thinking skills in students.

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