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Saito, Carlos Hiroo – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2022
"Dolphin Tale" is a movie about a dolphin that loses its tail after being entangled in a crab trap line and obtains a prosthetic tail. The movie was presented to support environmental education classes at the University of Brasilia. Over a period of five years, 210 Brazilian undergraduate and graduate students answered questionnaires…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Values, Biodiversity
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Dallacqua, Ashley K.; Kersten-Parrish, Sara; Rhoades, Mindi – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2022
This article documents work with pre/in service teachers who are university students across three universities in three regions of the US, across multiple courses. Given our shared concern about the narrowing of space for imaginative literacy practices in schools, we focus on our collective use of open-ended, arts-based pedagogies as a way to…
Descriptors: Art Education, Teaching Methods, Cartoons, Novels
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Omasta, Matt; Landroche, Alyssa – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2020
This study employs interpretative phenomenological analysis to investigate theatre artists' perceptions and experiences of the phenomenon of devising and performing an ethnodramatic play about depression. Specifically, it explores reflective journal entries the artists wrote after each rehearsal and performance. The analytic process included…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Drama, Depression (Psychology), Ethnography
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Nicholes, Justin – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2020
The present study adopted a case-study qualitative design to discover how science undergraduates at one public university in the eastern U.S. understood writing and how they evaluated creative or personal writing in relation to their science identities. Findings suggest that science majors in this volunteer sample defined science writing as…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Majors (Students), Writing Evaluation, Technical Writing
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Hipp, Jamie; Sulentic Dowell, Margaret-Mary – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2019
This case study investigates the factors that challenge and support preservice teachers' (PST) arts integration beliefs and practices. The participants include a total of 74 PSTs enrolled in a mandatory university arts course at a large Southern university across three consecutive semesters. Concurrent with arts class enrollment, PSTs are also…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods, Art Activities, Art Education
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Davidson, Skylar – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2018
Research suggests that incorporating diverse active learning approaches, including creative and entertaining activities, into a class helps sustain students' attention and improve their ability to engage with the complex problems of the modern world. This study investigates how two different artistic classroom activities, one based in performing…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Class Activities, Active Learning, Visual Arts
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McDermott, Kevin; Hinchion, Carmel; McGivern, Alicia; Meade, Della – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2018
This article looks back on the professional development offered to teachers of English to support them in their teaching of film since the introduction of film into the English syllabus in Ireland in 1998. It focuses on three inter-related elements: the interpretation or reading of film; the pedagogy that supports this interpretation; the…
Descriptors: Films, Teaching Methods, Workshops, English Instruction