Maintstreaming the arts in global citizenship education
Allan Peejay M Lappay
In citizenship education, Art Education is considered as an integrative aspect of learning leading to understanding, acting and relating oneself to others based on universal values, through respect for diversity and pluralism. In the new Philippine general education curriculum, the course on Art Appreciation highlights the arts as avenues for learning to do, to make, to create and to perform artistic and creative expression. Using the National Core Arts Standards as framework, the lifelong goals of Art Education and the learning outcomes of Art Appreciation are thoroughly examined to demonstrate the arts as avenues for communication, personal fulfillment, cultural and historical integration, welfare and participation. Having gauged by the participants as Great Extent and relevant to Global Citizenship Education,the congruence and integration of the lifelong goals of Art Education and the learning outcomes of Art Appreciation facilitate skills and competencies towards the mastery of artistic discipline, appreciation of artwork, creation of art and appreciation of values and identities.