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  • The Benefits and Mechanisms Associated with a Practical Skills – Based Curriculum Recent research from the Ruskin Mills Trust in the UK provides the positive results of engaging human beings in practical arts: http://www.rmt.org/pdf/research/practicallyminded2012ed.pdf
  • Preparing for Life – Waldorf School of the Peninsula “Preparing for Life” takes viewers inside the Waldorf School of the Peninsula where the focus is on developing the capacities for creativity, resilience, innovative thinking, and social and emotional intelligence over rote learning. Entrepreneurs, Stanford researchers, investment bankers, and parents who run some of the largest hi-tech companies in the world, weigh-in on what children ...

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Carolyn Asbury, ScM.P.H., Ph.D., and Barbara Rich, Ed.D.Learning, Arts, and the Brain A compilation of research over three years done by the Dana Foundation on brain responses to four to seven year olds accomplishing drama, dance, making music and painting and drawing.1.9 MiB
Elizabeth Spelke, Ph.D.Effects of Music Instruction on Developing Cognitive Systems at the Foundations of Mathematics and Science Elizabeth Spelke, Ph.D. on the power of musical instrument instruction and practice on capabilities in mathematics.102.3 KiB