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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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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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Brett-MacLean, Pamela; Yiu, Verna; Farooq, Ameer – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2012
Forum Theatre (FT) was created by Brazilian theatre director Augusto Boal (1985) as an approach for promoting dialogue between the audience and those performing on stage for his "Theater for the Oppressed." FT offers an accessible, interactive approach to exploring challenging topics and situations. In FT, a short scene is performed. It…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Dentistry, Premedical Students, Theater Arts
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Ketovuori, Mikko – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2011
This article is about a multidisciplinary R&D project in which a Canadian Learning Through The Arts (LTTA) program was imported to Finland in 2003-2004. Cultural differences in arts education in Finland and Canada are discussed. While Finland has a national school curriculum with all the arts included. Canada relies more on partnerships to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Artists, Teachers
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Dicks, Joseph E.; Le Blanc, Barbara – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2009
Drama has been effectively used in many learning contexts including English as a second language classes. However, it has received less attention in foreign/second contexts. This article explores how drama for learning can impact upon the relationships among attitudes, motivation and learning in French second language (FSL) classrooms. The authors…
Descriptors: Drama, Positive Attitudes, Student Motivation, French
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Fels, Lynn M. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2008
From flower arranging to negotiating with a willful cow, an educator stumbles across the threshold into a performative space of learning that invites her to pay attention to what matters when a teacher encounters her students. Performative inquiry in the classroom brings to the curriculum a spirit and practice of inquiry, critical and creative…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Art Activities, Drama
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Bournot-Trites, Monique; Belliveau, George; Spiliotopoulos, Valia; Séror, Jérémie – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2007
Although drama has been used successfully in English as a second language and has been shown to have positive effects on achievement and on self-confidence and motivation in various studies, it has received little attention in French immersion context where subjects are taught in French, the second language of students. The objective of this study…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Immersion Programs, French, Drama
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Harris, Maureen Ann – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2007
While a growing body of research reveals the beneficial effects of music on education performance the value of music in educating the young child is not being recognized. If research of students in the school system indicates that learning through the arts can benefit the "whole" child, that math achievement scores are significantly…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement