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ERIC Number: EJ1016907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8055
Teaching Beyond and In Between: Reframing a Flourishing Future for Arts Learning in Schools Through Isotonic Instruction
Booth, Eric
Harvard Educational Review, v83 n1 p120-126 Spr 2013
In this reflective essay, Eric Booth utilizes his Habits of Mind for Creative Engagement to offer two suggestions for intensifying the impact of arts learning in schools. Booth's first suggestion redefines what artistic engagement really means and where it can contribute to creative learning. His second suggestion advocates for the use of isotonic instruction--two- to three-minute exercises that can be applied in between classes--to build up the learning muscles of creative engagement. The author shares lessons from his decades of experimentation with teachers and gives specific examples of activities he has introduced in professional development workshops.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Adult Education
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Language: English
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