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Levin, Scott R.; Cai, Fei; Noronha, Nicole; Wald, Hedy S.; Daniel, Michelle M. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2017
Objectives: The humanities, including narrative arts, are a valuable tool to foster reflection for professionally competent clinical practice. Integrating such study into traditional medical school curricula can prove challenging. A preclinical elective on opera and medicine was developed and piloted at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Medical Schools, Medical Education, Opera
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Chen, Vicky – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2017
This paper is a self-study that uses the lens of Vygotsky's four phases of sign acquisition to examine one student writer's development of voice through writing produced from 5th grade through her second year of graduate school (17 years). Growing up as a twin--and as a visually impaired individual--the author learned how to use the written word…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Skill Development, Longitudinal Studies, Elementary School Students
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Lakind, Alexandra – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2017
In recent years, the concept "making" has been claimed by "The Maker Movement." While making offers great potential (and resources) for art integration in informal learning sites, maker discourse is often intertwined with a neoliberal mission. For example, movement leaders glorify Steve Jobs and hark on the myth that hobbies…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Conflict, Art Education, Shared Resources and Services
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Leigh, S. Rebecca – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2017
In this three-month qualitative study, 36 pre and in-service teachers were invited to create and write poems from four idea bundles (e.g., the mixed bundle, the verbal bundle, the visual bundle, and the arranged bundle) in response to four picture book read alouds that address themes of abandonment (Wild, 2006), homelessness (Wild, 2007),…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Poetry, Writing Instruction, Writing Strategies
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LeMire, Steven D.; Achtenberg, Lindsay; Opp, Dean – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2017
The purpose of this study was to evaluate a summer performing arts (SPA) program using elements of a servant leadership model to assess potential impacts of a SPA program on leadership skills development. High school students enrolled in a SPA program were given both a pre- and post-survey that included leadership questions. There was a growth in…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, High School Students, Summer Programs, Art Education
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Whitmore, Kathryn F. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2017
This article reports findings from an evaluation study of a 10-week interactive drama residency in a large Head Start preschool in a southeastern state. The goal of the study was to learn about what happened when three to five-year old children and their teachers experienced interactive drama, with particular questions about how the young…
Descriptors: Drama, Teaching Methods, Early Intervention, Preschool Education
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Nokes, Christopher – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2017
Students are embedded in a stochastic world. Postmodern practitioners of fragmentation accept this, however they dispute Jungian and Eriksonian wholeness. The existential representation ego as a two-dimensional thing, the Kantian-, Jungian- I-formation is questioned. Similarly, Gardnerian frames of mind and MI are questioned as functional…
Descriptors: Visualization, Environmental Influences, Literacy, Holistic Approach
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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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