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2.03 Recreation, sport, arts and leisure contribute to academic success and provide exceptional opportunities for life-long learning

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  2. [English] Learning through Recreation (Data Analysis and Review)
    2001 - Canada

    Youth organized and structured recreational activity is an important element in their development, possible later civic competence and likelihood of participating in community life.


  3. [English] Art and Wellbeing: A Guide to the Connections between Community Cultural Development and Health, Eco
    2004 - Australia

    Direct involvement by communities in arts activity can contribute significantly to individual and community wellbeing and can enhance the efforts of government agencies in realizing their policies...

  4. [English] A Literature Review of the Evidence Base for Culture, the Arts and Sport Policy
    2004 - Scotland

    Scotland’s Centre for Cultural Policy review of the social and economic impacts of culture, the arts and sport provided robust research evidence, both national and international, on the reduction...

  5. [English] Enhancing Cultural Capital: The arts and community development in Winnipeg
    2005 - Canada

    Art offers an alternative way to express feelings and thoughts and provides experiential learning, play learning, a hands-on education that translates no matter the literacy level of the...

  6. [English] Arts Facts . . . Improved Academic Performance
    2006 - USA

    Students who participate in the arts, both in school and after school, demonstrate improved academic performance and lower dropout rates as well as increased pro-social behavior.

  7. [English] Learning, Arts, and the Brain: The Dana Consortium Report on Arts and Cognition
    2008 - USA

    Arts training is associated with higher academic performance because it leads to a high state of motivation, increases the ability to manipulate information in both working and long-term memory and...

  8. [English] The Impact of Arts Education on Workforce Preparation
    2002 - USA

    In 2002, the National Governors’ Association issued a brief: “The arts can provide effective learning opportunities to the general student population, yielding increased academic performance, reduced...

  9. [English] Critical Evidence: How the ARTS Benefit Student Achievement
    2006 - USA

    In 2006, the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies made a case that :“Ten year’s after its release,” observes Critical Evidence author Sandra S. Ruppert, states “the evidence is even more...

  10. [English] The Arts, Creative Learning & Student Achievement: 2008 Study of Arts Education in Colorado Public
    2008 - USA

    "Students who do well in reading, writing and science attend schools that offer a rich and varied arts program – regardless of the students’ racial composition or socioeconomic status. ...Schools...

  11. [English] Creative Partnerships: initiative and impact: The impact of sustained partnerships between schools a
    2006 - England

    "Involvement in the initiatives helped pupils to develop good personal and social skills. Some of the attributes of creative people were also developed: an ability to improvise, take risks and...

  12. [English] Long-Term Positive Associations Between Music Lessons and IQ
    2006 - USA

    “Taking music lessons in childhood was a significant predictor of IQ in young adulthood and of academic ability in high school. Specifically, playing music regularly had small but significant...

    2007 - Ireland

    Active participation in the arts builds skills, confidence and self-esteem; benefits which are reflected at a community level through the use of arts in the regeneration of deprived areas. “.”...

Leadership Provided By:

  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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