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Kerr, Lisa – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2013
Writing Center faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina teach humanities courses in which we include literary texts that are not ostensibly "about health care" to introduce to students how unique an illness narrative can be--to challenge, in fact, preconceived notions student may have about what "counts" as a…
Descriptors: Diseases, Injuries, Personal Narratives, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Leigh, S. Rebecca; Heid, Karen A. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2008
This eight-week study supports the view that literacy learning is multimodal (Berghoff et al., 2000). It contributes to existing research (Dyson, 1986; Gardner, 1980; Hubbard, 1989; Hubbard & Ernst, 1996; Olshansky, 2007, 2008; Skupa, 1985) on the communicability of drawing and writing as vehicles through which children make and share meaning.…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Freehand Drawing, Writing (Composition), Literacy Education