the FRAMEWORK for ARTS LEARNING
a flexible curriculum designed to create relevant arts learning expereinces across educational environments, within the school and beyond
The Framework for Arts Learning is rooted the the six themes presented above. These themes represent broad areas of educational and developmental exploration and communicate about the ways in which the arts are a vehicle for examining, deconstructing and building our understanding.
In the Framework for Arts Learning, the K-12 experience is divided into four Development Cycles that reflect the students' intellectual and social/emotional development. These cycles communicate the types of learning experiences in which students engage given their developmental stages, from the manipulation of materials to the abstraction of complex concepts.