Art Integrated Learning (AIL) is a teaching-learning model which is based on learning ‘through the arts’ and ‘with the arts’: it is a process where art becomes the medium of teaching-learning. We, at Jayshree Periwal High School believe that by integrating art into the curriculum, we can give our children the chance to express themselves and to explore their creativity. If we can use art-based learning to make subjects like history, mathematics, or science interesting, then we can push our students towards career options which are diverse and creative. Even the New Education Policy of 2020, highlights the importance of art integration in school. The art forms prescribed by NEP 2020 include drawing & painting, paper crafts, puppetry, sculpting, photography, performing arts etc.
For CBSE affiliated schools, therefore, the Board mandates that Art education will continue to be an integral part of the curriculum, as a co-scholastic area and shall be mandatory for classes 1 to 10. Every school shall compulsorily reserve a minimum of two periods per week, per class, for Art education. Art teaching itself should cover, as far as possible, all four major spheres, i.e. music, dance, visual arts (including crafts) and theatre, in all schools. Through the arts curriculum, students must be introduced to the rich and varied artistic traditions of the country.
Jayshree Periwal High School is student-centric/learner-centric. AIL helps students concentrate in the classroom better who otherwise find it difficult to do so. Learning through the arts makes the experience fun and engaging for the students. Teaching with the help of visual arts can make complicated topics easy to understand.
Assessment through art integrated learning helps the facilitator to move away from the traditional paper-pencil or oral and recall method towards a continuous and comprehensive assessment method. Learning through arts caters to different students possessing different skills of intelligence – spatial, visual, musical, etc. Every child may not be able to express themselves in the way we want. They can use art in their learning. Children are naturally inclined towards art, especially at a younger age. Lessons become more interesting when taught through role play.
Give your children the freedom to express themselves through writing, songs, craft or painting and allow them to weave it into their daily lessons. Observe how they take an active interest in their studies and emerge into bright students, brimming with confidence and creativity.