Art makes our children better: this is what recent studies have shown. This is the secret to helping the creativity and sensitivity of children
Art makes children better: it is the science that demonstrates this through a study published in "Education Next" and "Educational Researcher". In this historical period in which one only thinks of making room for and tripling earnings, Professor Jay P. Greene wanted to demonstrate through an important research that we should not think only of numbers but that, on the contrary, it is necessary for our children to grow with the help of art that helps them to have a different view of the world.
Professor Greene has done this particular research on art that makes children better at the University of Arkansas together with his team starting from a statement: art is disappearing from all schools in the world. For this reason, scientists have thus exposed children to artistic activities. Thus 11 thousand free visits were granted to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. Each group of visitors saw five paintings in an hour. Through these trips the students came into contact with the works of art by touching them with a simple and immediate hand.
Three weeks later, to complete the study of the art that makes children better, Professor Greene's team submitted all the students who had visited the museum to answer a questionnaire. The questions concerned their experience as visitors, information on the works seen and, again, the degree of empathy with the historical epochs with which one could come into contact through the paintings. Another questionnaire was then delivered to students who had not participated in the tour.
All those who visited the museum responded to the questionnaire in an incredibly detailed manner. This did not happen for those who had no experience in the field. Hence, it has been scientifically proven that art makes children better as, by coming into contact with the works, the students have had the opportunity to empathize with them, with their history, with other visitors, developing memory that has them. brought to remember every little detail even a month away from the guided tour of the museum. Here is the prof. Greene had the clear demonstration of how important it is to get involved and confront directly with the world of art that the school now tends to underestimate and put in the background.