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Stokrocki, Mary L.; Flatt, Barbara; York, Emily – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2010
Using participant observation, we describe/interpret the results of teaching a constructivist unit that empowered students in narrative writing and illustration. Participant observation methods included daily note taking, pre-post questioning, and photographing artworks. We analyzed students' stories and illustrations with borrowed and emerging…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Constructivism (Learning), Participant Observation, Writing (Composition)
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Stokrocki, Mary L.; Delahunt, Michael – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2008
Ecological teaching models and evidence of success in public schools may be lacking. We created a constructivist ecological model using the animé Nausicaa with fourth graders in a Scottsdale, Arizona school. The animé involves the epic adventure, good and evil battle to affect the future of the human race. We documented results using…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Ecology, Environmental Education