Evaluating Sistema Scotland: ‘Arts and smarts’ – assessing the impact of arts participation on academic performance during school years: Systematic literature review (Work Package 2).


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Davies D, Jindal-Snape D, Kelly C, Kroll T, Levy S, Morris J, Scott R, Toma M

Year of Publication:
2014

Publisher(s):
Glasglow Centre for Population Health

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

Glasgow Centre for Population Health commissioned this systematic literature review which focuses on the impact of arts participation on academic performance during school years.

This systematic literature review is the second of three commissioned by the GCPH designed to inform the GCPH-led evaluation of Sistema Scotland. This review considers the evidence relating to ‘arts and smarts’ over the past ten years and is central to providing an overview of recent evidence directly relating to the delivery of Sistema Scotland’s work. This will inform the methodologies planned in the long-term evaluation of Sistema Scotland. In addition to music-making, the review considers the quality of evidence underpinning the theorised pathways between a variety of art forms, education and health; crucially the review will also identify gaps in the evidence.

This literature review involved the following steps: scoping the review, searching for studies, screening studies, describing and mapping, quality and relevance appraisal, synthesising study findings, conclusions/recommendations. The final number of papers included in this report was 31. Although several studies reported impact of participation in arts on achievement; not all evidence was robust and it usually pointed to a positive relationship between arts and achievement rather than a clear casual effect.



Evidence Type: Systematic Review

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Literature Review

Context: Community

Participant Group: Children (0-15)

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Jindal-Snape, D., Morris, J., Kroll, T., Scott, R., Toma, M., Levy, S., Davies, D. and Kelly, C. (2014). Evaluating Sistema Scotland: ‘Arts and smarts’ – assessing the impact of arts participation on academic performance during school years: Systematic literature review (Work Package 2). Glasgow Centre for Population Health.