"Art teaches students to think for themselves, to undertake their own research, it helps them understand why they do things, how they do things and how to communicate this to a wide audience"
New Australian research has identified the value of participating in arts experiences in school. The study is based on 643 primary and secondary school students from 15 schools over the course of two years.
-- video uploaded by ACARA (Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority)
-- study reference here