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Sintonen, Sara – International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education, 2020
In this article, I have sought to develop an understanding of the contribution of imaginative and nature appreciation in early childhood environmental education dealing with old, cultural nature myths and beliefs. The argument rests on the belief that the basis of a child-environmental education is in imagination which resonates with play,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Environmental Education, Imagination, Natural Resources
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Sivenius, Ari; Friman, Iina – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2020
This article describes the role of an arts-based research project in the lives of young people participating in a youth workshop. The participants shared stories about their past, present and future with words and pictures. We sought to answer the question: What is the meaning of looking at one's own life story in the context of a communal art…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Workshops, Art Activities, Writing Assignments
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Gulliksen, Marte S. – Cogent Education, 2017
New knowledge on cognition and learning generated in the various fields of neuroscience is now being incorporated into the learning sciences. This development might have broad significance for the theoretical development of the field of education, in particular leading to a renewed and more nuanced understanding of learning as an embodied process.…
Descriptors: Art, Art Education, Art Activities, Aesthetic Education
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Rissanen, Mari-Jatta – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
This article reports a study on an encounter between preschoolers and contemporary photography. The article has two aims: first, it elucidates preschoolers' meaning-making when viewing photographs, and second, it investigates the possible benefits of using contemporary photography as a forum for prompting children's aesthetic agency in early…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education, Photography, Constructivism (Learning)
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Sjöblom, Pia; Wolff, Lili-Ann – Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
This article describes an interview study on Finnish upper secondary school students' values of nature. Even if the Finnish adolescents' interest in nature has decreased, most of the interviewees in this study regarded nature as worthy of maintenance. They valued nature for its material, aesthetic, and recreational values, as well as its diversity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Ahlskog-Björkman, Eva; Björklund, Camilla – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
This study focuses on teachers' ways of mediating meaning through communicative tools and modes in preschool thematic work. A socio-cultural perspective is used for analysis on how tools and modes are provided for children to make use of for communicative purposes. The research questions are: (1) what communicative tools do teachers use in their…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Communication Strategies, Teaching Methods
Sean, Michael; Ihanainen, Pekka – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
This paper proposed a method for developing capacity for lifelong learning in open spaces, defined here as places without predefined learning structures or objectives, through the cultivation of aesthetic literacy. This discussion will be situated within fieldwork performed by the authors in Helsinki, Finland, and Tallinn, Estonia, in 2013. Based…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Siljamäki, Mariana Elisabet; Anttila, Eeva; Sääkslahti, Arja – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2014
This article is based on a phenomenographic study that focuses on identifying the pedagogical conceptions of Finnish teachers of transnational dances. The purpose is to uncover and understand teachers' conceptions concerning the implications of the cultural contexts of their specific dance forms for their pedagogical practices. Through a process…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Dance, Dance Education
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Rautio, Pauliina – Environmental Education Research, 2013
Rather than categorically teaching us ways to be less anthropocentric, environmental education could be about educating us of the ways in which we already are nature as human animals. In this paper, one species-specific practice of human relating to environment--interspecies articulation--is argued as one way of being nature. Interspecies…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Animals, Biology, Teaching Methods
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Kokko, Sirpa; Dillon, Patrick – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2011
This paper explores relationships between crafts, craft education and cultural heritage as reflected in the individual experiences and collective values of fifteen female university students of different nationalities. The students (all trainee teachers) were following a course in crafts and craft education as part of an International Study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handicrafts, Group Activities, Females
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Rautio, Pauliina – Journal of Aesthetic Education, 2010
This paper is based on empirical research by the author into the everyday lives of people living in a small village. Everyday life is approached as a subjective process in time and space, experienced by particular people in a particular environmental and social context. The data of this research has been collected through correspondence in which…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Rural Areas, Letters (Correspondence), Interviews
Finnas, Leif – Online Submission, 2008
Fifteen sixteen-year-old Fenno-Swedish compulsory school pupils' descriptions and evaluations of significant, i.e. more or less "strong", experiences relating to dramatic art (film, theatre) were analysed and compared with reported experiences in other aesthetic areas (music, nature etc.). The drama area was represented in many…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Music, Place of Residence, Leisure Time
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Vakeva, Lauri; Westerlund, Heidi – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2007
The winning of an artist representing the lowest level of Finnish musical taste during the 2006 Eurovision song contest marks not only the rebellious attitude towards the over-sanitized contest, but it was the result of a new practice--voting by text message. Recently, music-biased schools that were once selective of the music they teach are now…
Descriptors: Music Education, Democracy, Democratic Values, Foreign Countries
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Soini, Hannu; Flynn, Mark – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2005
In this paper, we analyzed the descriptions of learning provided by 234 College of Education students from Finland and Canada and compared them with Whitehead's (1932/1962) epistemological theory of the rhythm of mental growth. The students were asked to "Give a concrete example of a situation in which you really learned something." The…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Learning Processes, College Students, Critical Incidents Method
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Hamalainen, Soili – Research in Dance Education, 2002
The most familiar form of evaluation in Western theatrical dance is aesthetic judgement, which considers dance performances as objects of art. This is how dance critics usually approach dance. However, there is more to evaluation than this. It also plays an integral part in learning: it can help a student develop skills in choreography as well as…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Evaluators, Teaching Methods, Evaluation