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Robson, Mark, Ed. – John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2020
"What is Literature? A Critical Anthology" explores the most fundamental question in literary studies. 'What is literature?' is the name of a problem that emerges with the idea of literature in European modernity. This volume offers a cross-section of modern literary theory and reflects on the history of thinking about literature as a…
Descriptors: Literature, Literary Criticism, Aesthetic Education, Poetry
McConnell, Christy; Conrad, Bradley; Uhrmacher, P. Bruce – Teachers College Press, 2020
When teachers and students are both engaged in the educational enterprise, every day has the potential to be transformative. "Lesson Planning with Purpose" takes readers on a journey through many pathways to engaging and meaningful educational experiences. The text first discusses "perceptive teaching:" the belief that teachers…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Planning, Teacher Characteristics, Classroom Environment
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Ivie, Stanley D. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
We live in an age rife with evaluations. Everyone is busy evaluating everyone. Teachers evaluate students; administrators evaluate teachers; the public evaluates administrators. Testing agencies are having a field day creating instruments for evaluating everyone and everything. The circle feeds on itself. In my 45 years of teaching experience, my…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills
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Jacobi, Bonnie Schaffhauser – Music Educators Journal, 2019
Sufficient space is integral to high-quality music instruction, but what makes our space "sufficient"? This article provides historical and theoretical background about the role of space in learning and the use of movement as a tool for learning music. When their input is sought, children order space as a high priority within a school…
Descriptors: Child Development, Music Education, Educational History, Aesthetics
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Ryan, Laura E.; Dietiker, Leslie – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2018
One way to recognize how mathematical lessons can be stimulating for children is to interpret them as stories. If mathematical lessons follow a structure similar to that of a story, they can build anticipation, create surprise, and even generate intrigue (Egan 1988). To support the design of mathematical lessons with these types of aesthetic…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Aesthetics, Grade 5
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Yoo, Hyesoo; Kang, Sangmi – General Music Today, 2017
This article introduces a pedagogical approach to teaching one of the renowned Korean folk songs ("Arirang") based on the comprehensive musicianship approach and the 2014 Music Standards (competencies in performing, creating, and responding to music). The authors provide in-depth information for music educators to help their students…
Descriptors: Folk Culture, Singing, Teaching Methods, Music Teachers
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Hellberg, Dustin – Open Review of Educational Research, 2017
This article is meant as a useful classroom methodology by which teachers of literature may give their students a coherent rubric for understanding literary meaning and exegesis which can incorporate most literary theories while addressing the basic-to-advanced concepts required of literary students. Also, it will provide a working methodology for…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Literature, Literary Criticism, Teaching Methods
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Murray, Mike – Teaching History, 2013
Mike Murray shares a lesson sequence in which his students examined changing interpretations of the Battle of Rorke's Drift in 1879. Building on earlier work on teaching interpretations across an extended chronological period and the work of Wheeley et al on Rorke's Drift in particular, Murray develops new emphases, fresh ways in to the puzzle and…
Descriptors: History, History Instruction, Misconceptions, Teaching Methods
Gaut, Berys; Gaut, Morag – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Co-written by a professor of philosophy and a practising primary school teacher, "Philosophy for Young Children" is a concise, practical guide for teachers. It contains detailed session plans for 36 philosophical enquiries--enough for a year's work--that have all been successfully tried, tested and enjoyed with young children from the age of three…
Descriptors: Young Children, Philosophy, Guides, Class Activities
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Madsen, Clifford K. – Music Educators Journal, 2011
One challenge for music educators is to find techniques to help students "listen across time" to the examples they are assigned to study and to stay focused on a piece as they listen. Measurement tools to assess music listening have a long history, ranging from very simple to very complex, and very dated to very recent. This article traces the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Music Teachers, Theory Practice Relationship
Coventon, John, Ed. – Trentham Books Ltd, 2011
"Drama to Inspire" is a timely selection of practice based accounts produced by fifteen workshop leaders and friends of the long established association for teachers of drama, London Drama. Many of the authors are internationally renowned for their work. Each piece affirms the immense potential for dynamic learning that is at the heart…
Descriptors: Drama, Workshops, Learning Experience, Ethics
Steinberg, Shirley R., Ed – Peter Lang New York, 2010
The second edition of "19 Urban Questions: Teaching in the City" adds new questions to those in the original volume. Continuing the developing conversation in urban education, the book is provocative in style and rich in detail. Emphasizing the complexity of urban education, Shirley R. Steinberg and the authors ask direct questions about what…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Teaching, Critical Theory, Dropouts
Reason, Matthew – Trentham Books Ltd, 2010
Children's theatre in the UK is thriving. Debates about why children should watch theatre and what educational, emotional and expressive benefits it can provide inform cultural policy on education. Children aged 4-11 are increasingly taken to watch tailored theatre performances, yet there has been virtually no reflective research on what theatre…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Young Children, Foreign Countries, Drama
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Maivorsdotter, Ninitha; Lundvall, Suzanne – Sport, Education and Society, 2009
In this article we explore aesthetic experience as an aspect of embodied learning with focus on the moving body. Our theoretical framework is mainly based on the work of John Dewey. In the first part of the article we identify our understanding of central concepts and draw some lines to their implication for physical education (PE). In the second…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Aesthetics
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Uhrmacher, P. Bruce – Curriculum Inquiry, 2009
The purpose of this article is to reveal ways to provide the opportunity for students to have aesthetically engaged learning experiences. Using John Dewey's ideas from "Art as Experience" as a framework, the author uses aesthetic theory to show how such ends can be reached. In addition, he suggests six themes that teachers can draw upon to help…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Sensory Experience, Aesthetics, Theories
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