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Simpson Steele, Jamie – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2016
Pomaika'i Elementary School has answered a call to improve education by providing content instruction through the arts. How does school wide arts integration in an elementary setting support students as they transition to middle school? This bounded case study examines the experiences of eight families through a series of interviews with students,…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Art Education, Integrated Curriculum, Elementary School Curriculum
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Windsor-Liscombe, Suzanne Gloria – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2016
This paper, derived from a larger case study, presents new perspectives on arts-integrated elementary schools. It focusses on several issues including teacher understandings of arts-integrated pedagogy, willingness to collaborate, arts credentials, and teacher perceptions of those students enrolling from outside catchment area. Hence it raises the…
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Curriculum, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary School Teachers
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Graham, Nicholas James; Brouillette, Liane – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2016
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) have brought a stronger emphasis on engineering into K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) instruction. Introducing the design process used in engineering into science classrooms simulated a dialogue among some educators about adding the arts to the mix. This led to proposals for…
Descriptors: Art Education, STEM Education, Scientific Methodology, Elementary School Science
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Wyman, Sarah Mead; Waldo, Jennifer Turner; Doherty, Dennis – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2016
Recent education policy designed to promote arts education tends to focus on how such curriculum supports "skills for innovation" required for success in the global economy. Emphasis on the transfer of arts-based learning to professional innovation and achievement, a dynamic that is difficult to determine, can undermine the value of…
Descriptors: Art Education, Museums, State Universities, College Curriculum
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Mercurio, Mia Lynn; Randall, Régine – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2016
Through the study of The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, pre-service art teachers learn the about interdisciplinary design and the importance of using discipline-specific literacy strategies alongside the materials and methods of their craft. The creativity and enthusiasm with which these preservice teachers approached the work convinced us that…
Descriptors: United States History, Preservice Teachers, Art Teachers, Art Education
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Ifeta, Chris Funke – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2016
The introduction of Western education to Nigeria has brought in its wake great strides toward development. Changes in Benin dates far back to the dawn of the 20th century. This paper investigates the critical role of education in development. The paper integrates interview data collected from bronze casters in Benin. The first section of the paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Products, Sculpture, Access to Education
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Gormley, Kathleen; McDermott, Peter – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2016
Many people would agree the creative arts are essential for children's education and development. For years, the creative arts were integrated into classroom learning units, especially in the language arts, by using drama, music, and drawing; this was considered good teaching. In this study we examined whether contracted curricula designed for…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Creative Activities, Art Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Hofmann, Fabian – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2016
Social phenomenological analysis is presented as a research method for museum and art education. After explaining its methodological background, it is shown how this method has been applied in a study of gallery talks or guided tours in art museums: Analyzing the situation by description and interpretation, a model for understanding gallery talks…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Research Methodology, Art Education, Foreign Countries
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Roy, David – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2016
In Drama Education mask work is undertaken and presented as both a methodology and knowledge base. There are numerous workshops and journal articles available for teachers that offer knowledge or implementation of mask work. However, empirical examination of the context or potential implementation of masks as a pedagogical tool remains…
Descriptors: Drama, Teaching Methods, Visual Stimuli, Workshops
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Saeed, Sheryl Raffat – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2016
This articles suggests the advantages of incorporating brief, informal, yet content-rich classroom history skits as a way to motivate students, generate interest, and ease students into the more "academic" content found in textbooks and primary source documents.
Descriptors: History Instruction, Teaching Methods, Skits, Learning Motivation
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Blasco, Pablo Gonzalez; Moreto, Graziela; Blasco, Mariluz González; Levites, Marcelo Rozenfeld; Janaudis, Marco Aurelio – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2015
Learning through aesthetics--in which cinema is included--stimulates learner reflection. As emotions play key roles in learning attitudes and changing behavior, teachers must impact learners affective domain. Since feelings exist before concepts, the affective path is a critical path to the rational process of learning. Cinema is the audiovisual…
Descriptors: Films, Reflection, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
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Lee, Bridget; Cawthon, Stephanie – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2015
Arts-based pedagogies have a positive, significant impact on various student academic-related outcomes. University teacher preparation programs may want to consider "pre-service" teacher beliefs, values, and attitudes toward arts-based pedagogies in order to better support teacher growth in using these arts-based approaches. In this…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Art Education, Predictor Variables, Beliefs
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Leigh, S. Rebecca – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2015
This paper examines how elementary children develop voice in a classroom where art and language have equal import from four different contexts: group, guided, table, and independent shares. Specifically, this paper highlights one child in particular: Rebecca, a writer who discovers art as a way of knowing and develops a greater appreciation for…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Writing (Composition), Artists
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Snyder, Kristen; Cooper, Karen – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2015
While the "scientific" debate about school dropouts has ensued, some have taken matters into their own hands, creating successful non-school based programs on the arts for at-risk youth based. Their efforts demonstrate powerful results for learning and human development. We suggest that it is time to incorporate this knowledge base, and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Pilot Projects, Story Telling, Painting (Visual Arts)
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Henderson, Lynette K. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2015
This article presents a pilot interdisciplinary project for middle-school students including visual literacy, studio art, English-language literacy, geology and the study of indigenous groups. The location of the pilot was in the upper Midwest, along the Mississippi river bluffs of St. Paul, Minnesota. English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) students…
Descriptors: Art, Geology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Projects
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