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Development of Transferable Skills

AWhen students reach high school, understandably, they start to question what and why they are learning. I often have students ask, “When will we ever use this?” and that is a fair question! I'm pretty sure parents hear it often too... and the answer is All the time!

Students are taught and develop Transferable Skills. The subject matter in which they are learnt may be seen as the “medium“ in which to practise and develop through a range of new experiences.

In an uncertain world, we know that our students need to be well equipped with a range of skills to face the ever-evolving work landscape, but did you know there valuable transferable skills that can be gained from studying art?

Studying Art helps develop the following 21 transferable skills.

  1. Decision making
  2. Problem-solving
  3. Risk-taking
  4. Presentation
  5. Inventiveness
  6. Creative thinking
  7. Improvement of cultural appreciation
  8. Self- expression
  9. Observation
  10. Hand-eye coordination
  11. Fine motor abilities
  12. Collaboration
  13. Improved self-esteem
  14. Patience
  15. Self -discipline
  16. Perseverance
  17. Creativity is one of the demarcating landmarks that differentiates us from animals. It is what makes us human.
  18. Faith is another factor that has been a key theme behind reasons for making the art
  19. Lateral thinking
  20. Accessing higher orders of thinking
  21. Research from the University of Western Australia suggests that exposure to the arts for just two hours every week can drastically improve your mental health and overall well-being. It can be active exposure, like painting a picture, or passive exposure, like strolling through a gallery or museum.

I strongly encourage everyone to - DO MORE ART!

Ms Lucinda Hill

Visual Arts Teacher