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Wise, Serenity; Buck, Ralph; Martin, Rose; Yu, Longqi – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
This article explores the values that bridge democracy and community dance. Policymakers show an interest in promoting democracy, including the very values shared between community dance and democracy. Observing this, we propose that policy may benefit from examining the pedagogy and practices of community dance, and incorporate relevant aspects…
Descriptors: Democracy, Dance, Dance Education, Educational Practices
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Nielsen, Charlotte Svendler; Hartman, Liesl – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Seoul Agenda for Arts Education (2010) calls for ensuring equitable access to arts education for all, strengthening the quality of arts education and harnessing its potential to contribute to resolving social and cultural challenges. In both South Africa and Denmark, a…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Educational Benefits, Educational Practices, Visual Arts
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Suominen, Anniina; Pusa, Tiina; Raudaskoski, Aapo; Haggrén, Larissa – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
The article examines if and how gender diversity and queer are present in the policies guiding Finnish art education and how these documents might influence praxis. The authors explore relations between policy and practice through a close study and analysis of the Finnish national core curriculum for basic education as it relates to the broader…
Descriptors: Art Education, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Educational Policy
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Tillborg, Adriana Di Lorenzo – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
The aim of this paper is to investigate the discourses that emerge when Sweden's Art and Music School leaders talk about the inclusion of pupils with disabilities in relation to policy. A starting point is that both earlier studies and policy documents have revealed inclusion problems within Art and Music Schools. The research question is: how are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Music Education, Students with Disabilities
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Rowe, Nicholas – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
Performing arts teachers, in diverse regions of the world, recognise that globalisation has indelibly influenced how the arts are valued, practiced and taught (Rowe, Martin, Buck, et al., 2018). As illustrated by three key United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organisation (UNESCO) policies on arts and culture in the 21st century (UNESCO,…
Descriptors: Art Education, College Faculty, Art Teachers, Educational Policy
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Jääskeläinen, Tuula – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
Hate speech has become a growing topic of discussion and debate on a global scale, especially as advances in the internet transform communication on many levels. Among scholars, hate speech has been defined as any form of expression -- for example by means of speech, images, videos or online activity -- that has the capacity to increase hatred…
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Art Education, Minority Groups, Freedom of Speech
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Thomas, Andrew – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
How should pupils use the internet to learn? This essay sets up two modes of using online sources, reading for information and reading for evidence, and evaluates their value for schools. The former is well known; pupils decide whether the source is telling the truth or not. The latter is more familiar in advanced historical investigation, namely…
Descriptors: Information Sources, Primary Sources, Internet, Epistemology
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Stigberg, Henrik; Stigberg, Susanne – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
Programming and computational thinking have emerged as compulsory skills in elementary school education. In 2018, Sweden has integrated programming in mathematics education with the rationale that it fosters problem solving and logical thinking skills and motivates students to learn mathematics. We investigated how teachers introduce programming…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Programming, Computation, Mathematics Instruction
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Lingefjärd, Thomas; Hatami, Russell – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
This is an article about abstraction, generalization, and the beauty of mathematics. We claim that abstraction and generalization in of itself may very well be a beauty of the human mind. The fact that we humans continue to explore and expand mathematics is truly beautiful and remarkable. Many years ago, our ancestors understood that seven stones,…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Aesthetics, Mathematics, Mathematical Concepts
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Engeness, Irina; Nohr, Magnus; Singh, Ammar Bahadur; Mørch, Anders – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
This study examines how videos may support participants' learning in the Information and Communication Technology Massive Open Online Course (ICTMOOC) aimed to develop digital skills with pre- and in-service teachers in Norway and provides an insight into how teachers' interactions with videos may contribute to enhancing their agentic capacity to…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Information Technology, Online Courses
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Bredberg, Johan – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
In today's digital society, people encounter a lot of information on a daily basis. This information should be understood by citizens in order for them to be able to properly engage in political issues, something the population of a healthy democracy does. Much of such information involves mathematics and fully comprehending it requires so-called…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Democracy, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills
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Reinertsen, Anne B. – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
Digitalization of our educational systems is moving faster and deeper into our institutions. I applaud it because it has the potential to save time and effort, allowing me to spend more time on the most important part of my work as a scholar. But I am regularly sick to my stomach about what I applaud, because there is no potential and any news or…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Influence of Technology, Educational Benefits, Justice
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Crisostomo, Anita Tvedt; Reinertsen, Anne B. – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
Inspired by a posthuman philosophy, this paper explores sustainable natureculture kindergarten praxis as a pragmatic transcorporeal collective engagement with the present and sustainable future events to come. The point of departure is the economic argument for implementing science, technology, engineering and mathematics education within early…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, STEM Education
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Ergas, Oren – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
This paper locates the main challenge for education in cosmopolitanism within the nature of education when interpreted as a "mind-making process." Based on this interpretation, education is currently a process that shapes non-cosmopolitan minds, for the practices generally associated with it habituate the human mind to see…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Epistemology, Global Approach, Teaching Methods
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Kim, Taeyeon – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
This paper argues that the 'new governance' narrative should be revised and modified to reflect context-specific details of the policy sector and styles of government. I discuss the modified network governance narrative, including how the theory of bureaucracy informs the function of network governance. I then apply it to analyze a case study of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Public Policy, Educational Policy
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