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Rufo, David – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2020
In the spring of 2011, a teacher allowed his fourth and fifth grade students to draw and write on their classroom tables. What began as a few names eventually turned into a series of frenetic marks that completely covered the tabletops. Over the course of two years, new groups of students brought with them another cycle of marking that evolved in…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Jusslin, Sofia; Østern, Tone Pernille – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2020
This study investigates the collaboration between two teachers, a dance teaching artist, and a researcher within an educational design research project, that integrated creative dance into fifth-graders' reading and writing processes. To study this design team, we draw on the theoretical field of new materialism and the methodological field of…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Cooperation, Teacher Collaboration, Dance Education
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Kim, Jeong-Hee; Wiehe-Beck, Anna – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
Teachers in many countries live the language of standards although it is confined to uniformity and standardization. In the United States, for example, teachers teach to what is now called the Common Core State Standards that focus on students' college and career readiness while falling short of developing good judgment and wisdom. In this…
Descriptors: Art Education, Imagination, Elementary School Students, Teacher Educators
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Ehrlin, Anna – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
Music activities can have a positive impact on pupils' schooling. It is therefore interesting to obtain more knowledge about pupils' perceptions of different kinds of music activities in school and how these activities affect their schooling. The study was conducted in Sweden at a municipal elementary school where pupils are offered choral lessons…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Singing, Student Attitudes
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Song, Young Imm Kang; Donovan, Lisa – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2013
This paper discusses a cultural exchange project that is being conducted between classrooms at the Songwon Elementary School in South Korea and the Lee School in Massachusetts, USA. As its main communication tool between the students in the two countries, this project uses VoiceThread--an audiovisual discussion tool that can serve as an ideal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Exchange Programs, Elementary Schools, Audiovisual Aids