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Lavina, Leanne; Lawson, Fiona – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2019
How do we develop understanding of our teacher identities and what can aesthetic modes offer to assist reflection and learning about shifting images of identity? These questions provoked our auto-ethnographic project. As two experienced early childhood teachers, we found ourselves transitioning into new professional terrain as teacher-researcher…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Preschool Teachers, Ethnography, Reflection
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Davis, Susan – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2018
This case study reports on an arts-based project called "Tree-Mappa," one that sought to engage primary-school children in learning about their local environment through significant trees. Pedagogical approaches featured the use of arts-based strategies as the means for activating cognitive and affective responses and learning. The frame…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
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Gray, Christina; Pascoe, Robin; Wright, Peter – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2018
Pre-service drama teachers enter teacher training with established ideas and beliefs about teaching. These beliefs, based on experience, are informed by many hours spent in schools, and the pedagogies--both effective and ineffective--utilised by their teachers. This research explores the influence of some of these prior experiences on pre-service…
Descriptors: Drama, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Experience
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Grant, Catherine – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2018
This article examines how short-term overseas mobility (study abroad) programs in the performing arts can foster global citizenship among undergraduate university students. It assesses outcomes from two programs led by different Australian universities: the first in 2015, involving six music and drama students for three weeks; and the second in…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Study Abroad, Undergraduate Students, Music Activities
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Chapman, Sian; Wright, Peter; Pascoe, Robin – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2018
Arts education in Western Australian primary schools consist of learning opportunities outlined by mandated curriculum. However, assumptions underlying this curriculum involving access, resources and support impact schools' capacity to implement the curriculum without them being adequately addressed by the written curriculum. Drawing on the policy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Elementary Education, Curriculum
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Cabedo-Mas, Alberto; Nethsinghe, Rohan; Forrest, David – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
This article reviews and analyses educational policies and curricula for general education in Australian and Spanish systems, in relation to their concerns for arts education to contribute to values education and the acquisition of peaceful, social and civic competences in schools. The use of the arts to shape individual and community identities,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Fine Arts, Art Education
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Wright, Susan; Watkins, Marnee; Grant, Gina – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
This article presents the story of one elementary school teacher's shift in art praxis through her involvement in a research project aimed at facilitating participatory arts-based communities of practice. Qualitative methods and social constructivism informed Professional Learning Interventions (PLIs) involving: (1) a visual arts workshop, (2)…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Art Education, Elementary School Teachers, Praxis
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Lambert, Kirsten; Wright, Peter R.; Currie, Jan; Pascoe, Robin – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
This article examines the relationships between the embodiment of dramatic characters, gender, and identity. It draws on ethnographic data based on observations and interviews with 24 drama teachers and senior secondary drama students in Western Australia. We explore how student becomings in year 12 drama classrooms are mediated and constituted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Drama, Secondary School Teachers
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Gardiner, Paul – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
Understanding, encouraging and developing creativity in the classroom is an international priority (Craft, 2011). This article outlines the findings of research into playwriting pedagogy. It interrogates the conceptual assumptions that surround teaching and learning for creativity, and how these ideas influence teacher practice and student…
Descriptors: Playwriting, Creativity, Skill Development, Learner Engagement
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McFerran, Katrina Skewes; Crooke, Alexander Hew Dale; Bolger, Lucy – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
Music and arts programs have increasingly been utilized to promote school engagement. Despite the fact that school engagement and music programs can be understood in myriad ways, little attention has been paid to potential distinctions between the types of music programs that underpin engagement. This article describes an investigation of how and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Music, Music Education, Foreign Countries
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de Vries, Peter – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
This article examines generalist primary (elementary) school teachers' self-efficacy in teaching music. Five teachers, each with five years teaching experience, were interviewed for the study. Using this interview data narratives were constructed for each of the five teachers. These narratives focused on what factors contributed to the level of…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Music, Music Education, Foreign Countries
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Clarke, Angela; Sharp, Kristen; Tai, Mikala – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
The landscape of tertiary education has significantly changed in recent years with increasing pressure on universities to "globalize" and expand their reach internationally. In this context, there are a range of pedagogical and cultural issues to consider when designing curriculum to address the needs of students taking courses in…
Descriptors: Art History, Technology Uses in Education, Case Studies, Undergraduate Study
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Ludecke, Michelle – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
This paper outlines a journey of arts-based inquiry into teacher education and identity transformation in the transition to teaching, guided by Barone and Eisner's Seven Features of Arts-Based Educational Inquiry. Employing a theatre-based research approach the researcher investigated teachers' epiphanic or revelatory "first" moments of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art, Art Education, Teacher Education
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Rowley, Jennifer; Bennett, Dawn – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
This paper reports the findings of a project that investigated uses of electronic portfolios (ePortfolios) in the creative and performing arts at four Australian universities and raises four significant areas for discussion: engaging technologies as an ongoing requirement of planning, delivery and evaluation of teaching and learning in higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Art Education
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Cutcher, Alexandra; Cook, Peter – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
The shift in teacher education from face-to-face delivery to Distance Education mode means that the current landscape for the preparation of specialist and generalist Arts teachers is both complex and challenging, particularly since there is almost no guiding literature in the field of teacher education that attends specifically to this curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Distance Education, Art Teachers
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