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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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Lefebvre, Pascal; Bolduc, Jonathan; Pirkenne, Christel – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2015
Nursery rhymes provide a unique learning context for preschoolers in regard to their emergent literacy and musical development. According to Vygotsky's social constructivist theory (1978), in order for learning to occur, children must face challenges, and adults must provide support to guide them toward mastery of new skills. The current pilot…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Teacher Attitudes, Nursery Rhymes
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Ludwig, Meredith Jane; Mengli, Song; Kouyate-Tate, Akua; Cooper, Jennifer E.; Phillips, Lori; Greenbaum, Sarah – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2014
In 2010, the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, was awarded an Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination (AEMDD) grant to develop, implement, and disseminate a research-based program of professional development (PD) that equips prekindergarten and kindergarten teachers to infuse…
Descriptors: Art Education, Mathematics Instruction, Faculty Development, Preschool Teachers