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Neuroeducation: Learning, Arts, and the Brain

November 20, 2009

Excerpts presentations and discussions from a May 2009 conference on the intersection of cognitive neuroscience, the arts, and learning -- the effects of early arts education on other aspects of cognition and implications for policy and practice.

2008 Progress Report on Brain Research

July 1, 2008

Highlights new research on various disorders, nervous system injuries, neuroethics, neuroimmunology, pain, sense and body function, stem cells and neurogenesis, and thought and memory. Includes essays on arts and cognition and on deep brain stimulation.

Learning, Arts, and the Brain: The Dana Consortium Report on Arts and Cognition

March 4, 2008

Reports findings from multiple neuroscientific studies on the impact of arts training on the enhancement of other cognitive capacities, such as reading acquisition, sequence learning, geometrical reasoning, and memory.

Transforming Arts Teaching: The Role of Higher Education

February 1, 2008

Discusses innovations in arts-teacher training, such as partnerships and interdisciplinary, integrated, and individualized programs. Features excerpts from Dana's 2007 symposium and profiles of best practices at twenty-four higher-education institutions.

Progress Report on Brain Research 2006: Advances in Neuroimaging

January 1, 2006

Provides an overview of advances in neuroimaging, and the aging brain. Details recent studies in ten areas of research, and examines emerging work in neuroimmunology, stem cells, nervous system injuries, pain, and disorders of thinking and memory.

Partnering Arts Education: A Working Model

January 1, 2005

Describes the formation of partnerships between classroom teachers and artists, and highlights the importance of building successful residencies in schools. Includes concrete steps, using the ArtsConnection model.

Acts of Achievement: The Role of Performing Arts Centers in Education

October 1, 2003

Provides study of K-12 education programs offered by performing arts centers nationwide. Showcases 74 institutions that are partnering with local schools.

Artists Residencies: Evolving Educational Experiences

January 1, 2003

Outlines the development of school residencies and offers four checklists for arts organization coordinators, artists, teachers, and school coordinators planning to develop residencies.

Planning an Arts-Centered School: A Handbook

January 1, 2002

Comprises eighteen essays by artists and educators highlighting best practices and offering approaches from their varied experiences in the development of successful arts-centered schools. Includes a prolegomenon by William Safire.