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Karppinen, Seija; Poutiainen, Ari; Kairavuori, Seija; Rusanen, Sinikka; Komulainen, Kauko – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2018
Our pedagogic developing project, ImproStory, addresses improvisation and storytelling. We study how these two concepts could be applied in arts and crafts education for both primary and Kindergarten (daycare) teachers. The majority of our data consists of digital questionnaires in basic arts and crafts studies of primary pre-service teachers (N =…
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Story Telling, Foreign Countries, Art Education
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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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Casassa, Kelly; Cappello, Marva; Bedau, Dani; Cirino, Peter – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2018
This qualitative study presents an analysis of how the use of social media can provide opportunities for students to critically analyze complex texts and collaborate with peers. The students participated as active audience members at a theatrical performance of Gertrude Stein's "Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights" at a large urban…
Descriptors: Social Media, Qualitative Research, Theater Arts, Audience Participation
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McDermott, Morna – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2018
This paper outlines an ongoing qualitative review of themes that have emerged across the various session of the "Paint Your Life" program which was developed over the last 15 years. The author discusses the potential for "Paint Your Life" to disrupt hegemonic discourse about art, artists, and community development. Based on the…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Art, Self Concept, Aesthetics
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Esteve-Faubel, José-María; Martin, Tania Josephine; Junda, Mary Ellen – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2018
"Strange Fruit," a song popularized by Billie Holiday in 1939, paints a gruesome picture of racial violence suffered by former African-American slaves following Reconstruction, 1863-1877 (Foner, 2011). While many scholars have analyzed the lyrics of "Strange Fruit", research that focuses on young people's reaction to the song…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Violence, African Americans, Slavery
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Song, Young Imm Kang – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2018
This research incorporates various projects to address issues of diversity in a rural Korean community with bicultural children. The interdisciplinary activities in the projects seek to help students better understand their interracial peers, accept diversity, and not engage in bullying and teasing behaviors. In addition, the social psychology…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Cultural Awareness, Student Diversity, Racial Differences
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Griffin, Shelley M.; Rowsell, Jennifer; Winters, Kari-Lynn; Vietgen, Peter; McLauchlan, Debra; McQueen-Fuentes, Glenys – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
The arts have long been known as a central medium for nurturing artistic expression and aesthetic responses. Notions of arts-based teaching are combined with concepts of literacy and composition, focusing on the fact that these separate fields have the potential for relational meaning making. In this article, three arts-based, qualitative research…
Descriptors: Art Education, Music Education, Drama, Individual Power
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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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Barry, Nancy H.; Durham, Sean – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
This qualitative study employed grounded theory to explore how a university-based summer practicum experience with community children (N = 55) revealed and shaped pre-service teachers' (N = 24) understanding of young children and their musical skills and dispositions; how early childhood music curriculum is designed; and supports and barriers to…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Activities, Qualitative Research
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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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Ruokonen, Inkeri; Eldridge, Laurie – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
The aim of this case study was to discover how three Sami artists present their culture in their arts and how their art grows from Sami traditions. Our first purpose was to find out how they use their art forms' roots to create new ideas. The other purpose of this study was to bring into discussion the importance of a minority culture's arts in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Artists, Indigenous Populations, Ethnic Groups
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Liu, Laura Blythe – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
Globally, teachers are trained to educate and assess children through matrices based on comparative competition, a practice that thrives on ranking. In an era of glocalization, how might educational systems cultivate classroom connections embracing diverse student gifts? This arts-based narrative inquiry explores fatherly life lessons of 17…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Urban Universities
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Fritzlan, Amanda – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
This is an autoethnographic reflection of teaching Aboriginal art as a non-Aboriginal person. Over a period of ten months, a class of grade seven students was led through an inquiry into Aboriginal art including research and the creation of individual and group art pieces. The evolving curriculum was shaped by considerations of respect for…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Personal Narratives, Indigenous Populations, Art Education
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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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