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Darmas
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Alejandra95
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Should the Arts be more important in school than science?

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Started: 3/21/2017 Category: Arts
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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Darmas

Pro

The Arts contain subjects such as music, drawing, dance, and ceramics. While science is an essential subject to give children an understanding in biology, geography, physics and other core subjects, however, the Arts give children the opportunity to grasp a better understanding of one self through expression. Participating in the arts also benefits children in the other core school subjects because of the ability to problem solve. In the article "Why Arts Education Is Crucial, and Who's Doing It Best" by Fran Smith, January 28, 2009, it states "Involvement in the arts is associated with gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skill. Arts learning can also improve motivation, concentration, confidence, and teamwork. A 2005 report by the Rand Corporation about the visual arts argues that the intrinsic pleasures and stimulation of the art experience do more than sweeten an individual's life -- according to the report, they "can connect people more deeply to the world and open them to new ways of seeing,"". This is an important reason why the arts should be more focused on than science.
Alejandra95

Con

Science is about a whole lot more than just technology. It's about the ways it helps the brain grow in finding knowledge. A world without science would mean that we would still be living in a very different way to that of what we live today. Science started back when "we imagine". Science is based on curiosity and how to"s. In fact we are natural Scientists watch children and you will see that young children play like Scientists work, with investigation. In an article Fizzpop Science "Why science is important?" notes, "Today science influences so many different things that trying to list them all would mean this page could go on forever. Science has influenced the medical industry that today reduces thousands of deaths every day. But, science is not only abut new technology, inventions or new medicines. Doing science develops our ability to ask questions, collect information, organize and test our ideas, problem solve and apply what we learn." Science offers a powerful platform for building confidence, developing communication skills and making sense of the world around us a world that is increasingly shaped by science and technology.
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Posted by SLEM 1 year ago
SLEM
Well, in my opinion, I think that those two ways are very important for the human development. The arts create dreaming people with expectations; and the science: people who leave aside the dream for to create and innovate. But both go "hand in hand".
You can't create if you don't dream.
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