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Blenkinsop, Sean; Nolan, Carrie; Hunt, Jasper; Stonehouse, Paul; Telford, John – Journal of Experiential Education, 2016
This article uses an unconventional format to problematize a common dichotomy found in the theory and practice of experiential education. The article comprises the contributions of five authors and begins with one author's description of a potential real-life scenario that provokes the question of whether an art history lecture might be understood…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Lecture Method, Theory Practice Relationship, Art History
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Gilchrist, Sarah Burns – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
While remaining cognizant of several aspects of current information literacy (IL) instruction methods, including threshold concepts, the author re-created experiences shared by students as she searched for, analyzed, and compiled resources pertaining to the Renaissance. Good IL instruction supports education of the whole person, develops new modes…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies
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Vahter, Edna – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2016
Traditionally, the learning of arts in the Estonian primary school has meant completion of practical assignments given by the teacher. The new national curriculum for basic school adopted in 2010 sets out new requirements for art education where the emphasis, in addition to practical assignments, is on discussion and understanding of art. The…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Art Education, Elementary School Students, Action Research
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Adom, Dickson; Kquofi, Steve; Agyem, Joe Adu – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
The content of the Art History component in the General Knowledge in Art subject studied by various Senior High Schools in West Africa is largely of foreign art histories at the expense of the histories of African indigenous arts which are shallowly presented in the teaching syllabus to be taught students. This makes the students appreciate more…
Descriptors: Art History, Teaching Methods, High School Students, Course Descriptions
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Nekhvyadovich, Larisa Ivanovna; Chernyaeva, Irina Valerievna – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
The article has a program-analytical nature, contains an analysis and assessment of the scientific school of T. M. Stepanskaya, Doctor of Arts, professor, member of Russian Union of Artists. The goal of T. M. Stepanskaya's professional activity is incorporation of Art History in higher educational institutions in Siberia. The authors consider the…
Descriptors: Art History, Educational Development, Art Education, Cultural Education
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Sofronova, Lidia V.; Chugunova, Tatiana G.; Khazina, Anna V.; Babayeva, Anastasiya V.; Shmeleva, Natalia V. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
This research was caused by an accidental discovery of a photo reproduction of one unknown in Russia masterpiece of British stained glass art of the Victorian age found on open spaces of the Internet: a full-height portrait of John Colet, a famous member of clergy of the pre-reform period, Erasmus' and Thomas More's friend and mentor. Exquisite…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visualization, Art Products, Art History
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Adams, Jeff – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2015
This is a personal reflection on an encounter with the works of the nineteenth-century painter J. M. W. Turner in London's Tate Britain exhibition "Late Turner: Painting Set Free". The article discusses the deeply subjective nature of engaging with artworks, and touches upon theories that might account for the ineffable but moving…
Descriptors: Artists, Art History, Art Products, Exhibits
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Tucci, Pasquale – Physics Education, 2015
Like several scientists, Isaac Newton has been represented many times over many different periods, and portraits of Newton were often commissioned by the scientist himself. These portraits tell us a lot about the scientist, the artist and the cultural context. This article examines two very different portraits of Newton that were realized more…
Descriptors: Scientists, Science History, Science Instruction, Art History
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Galati, Francesco – Creativity Research Journal, 2015
This work is part of the debate regarding the possibility to judge the creativity of a particular object (an idea, a painting, an industrial product, etc.), by expert or nonexpert raters, with the same results or not. The study is focused on the concept "complexity of judgment" considered fundamental to fully understand the problem. The…
Descriptors: Creativity, Convergent Thinking, Expertise, Creativity Tests
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Card, Jane – Teaching History, 2015
Drawing on her wealth of experience and expertise in using visual sources in the classroom, in this article Jane Card explores how a single painting, a portrait of Dido Elizabeth Belle Lindsay and her cousin Lady Elizabeth Murray, might form the basis for a sequence of lessons. Arguing that although highly accessible, images are not…
Descriptors: Painting (Visual Arts), Portraiture, History Instruction, Primary Sources
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Falomo Bernarduzzi, Lidia; Albanesi, Gabriele – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2015
In 2011 Pavia University celebrated its 650th birthday. This provided the opportunity to propose the Neverland project whose purpose was to overcome the division between formal and informal science education. A number of classes (various age groups) from a group of schools in the province of Pavia took part in the project. The University Museums…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Science Education, Educational Methods, Museums
O'Mahony, Catherine, Ed.; Buchanan, Avril, Ed.; O'Rourke, Mary, Ed.; Higgs, Bettie, Ed. – National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning, 2014
The 6th Annual Conference of the National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (NAIRTL) and the 4th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference was held at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, on June 27-29, 2012. The NAIRTL is a collaborative initiative between University College Cork, Cork Institute of Technology, National…
Descriptors: Fundamental Concepts, Higher Education, College Instruction, Learner Engagement
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Belleville, Rebecca – Art Education, 2014
In this article, the author examines how art educators can create narrators of art history rather than those who ascribe truth to the opinion of a few. She presents a series of tangible classroom activities that will potentially help art history become meaningful to students' lives. The author states that students have a right to access art…
Descriptors: Art History, Art Education, Class Activities, Narration
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Pembleton, Matthew; LaJevic, Lisa – Art Education, 2014
What does an introduction to and engagement in performance art offer K-12 students? In this article, we respond to this question by proposing a lesson inspired by the artmaking practices of the contemporary artist Erwin Wurm. Performance art can be defined as any form of work that combines the artist's body and a live-action event with or…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Theater Arts, Sculpture
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Copsey, Sarah – Teaching History, 2014
What do 14 Year 7 students, an art teacher, a history teacher and the Victoria and Albert Museum have in common? They are all part of the "Stronger Together" Museum Champion project run by The Langley Academy and the River & Rowing Museum and supported by Arts Council England, designed to engage students, teachers and museum staff…
Descriptors: Art History, History Instruction, Museums, Medieval History
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