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ERIC Number: EJ1099633
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr-14
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1529-8094
Hearing Ancestral Voices through Creative Art--A Tool for Environmental Education for Sustainability
Silo, Nthalivi; Khudu-Petersen, Kelone
International Journal of Education & the Arts, v17 n9 Apr 2016
The research presented in this paper draws on a study in the Kgalagari region of Botswana where participant observation workshops were conducted to illustrate the impact of using the Arts in Education approach (AiE). This approach was used through traditional storytelling in lessons on environmental issues in a rural primary school in the Kgalahari region of Botswana. The BaKgalagari Standard 4 children participated in lessons in which community elders were invited to tell them stories. The lessons conducted offered the participants exemplary activities in conducting a teaching unit incorporating story-telling, dramatizing and visual art, whereby the story was embedded within the learners' contexts and in the idea of environmental appreciation. The outcome of the study demonstrated that this approach can enhance learning by yielding a more egalitarian and communicative environment, which takes into account the voices of previously socially excluded learners, into the teaching and learning process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Botswana
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