Partnerships between schools and the professional arts sector are becoming more common in Australia and around the world. The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development in Victoria has produced, with Arts Victoria, a research report highlighting the growing body of national and international research into such partnerships. The current article briefly describes some examples of partnerships covered in the report, and highlights the role these partnerships play in the advancement of students' engagement, social learning, personalised learning, creativity and arts-related knowledge.
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