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Vazquez-Manassero, Margarita-Ana; Manassero-Mas, Maria-Antonia; Vázquez-Alonso, Ángel – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2020
An interdisciplinary approach to science education through history of art is proposed. The approach is innovative, as the artworks complement the history, philosophy and sociology of science contents to increase students' interest and motivation. The approach integrates humanities and science education through history of art, which requests…
Descriptors: Science Education, Art Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Science History
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Wyman, Sarah Mead; Waldo, Jennifer Turner; Doherty, Dennis – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2016
Recent education policy designed to promote arts education tends to focus on how such curriculum supports "skills for innovation" required for success in the global economy. Emphasis on the transfer of arts-based learning to professional innovation and achievement, a dynamic that is difficult to determine, can undermine the value of…
Descriptors: Art Education, Museums, State Universities, College Curriculum
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Mercurio, Mia Lynn; Randall, Régine – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2016
Through the study of The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, pre-service art teachers learn the about interdisciplinary design and the importance of using discipline-specific literacy strategies alongside the materials and methods of their craft. The creativity and enthusiasm with which these preservice teachers approached the work convinced us that…
Descriptors: United States History, Preservice Teachers, Art Teachers, Art Education
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Ifeta, Chris Funke – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2016
The introduction of Western education to Nigeria has brought in its wake great strides toward development. Changes in Benin dates far back to the dawn of the 20th century. This paper investigates the critical role of education in development. The paper integrates interview data collected from bronze casters in Benin. The first section of the paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Products, Sculpture, Access to Education
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Roy, David – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2016
In Drama Education mask work is undertaken and presented as both a methodology and knowledge base. There are numerous workshops and journal articles available for teachers that offer knowledge or implementation of mask work. However, empirical examination of the context or potential implementation of masks as a pedagogical tool remains…
Descriptors: Drama, Teaching Methods, Visual Stimuli, Workshops
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Saeed, Sheryl Raffat – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2016
This articles suggests the advantages of incorporating brief, informal, yet content-rich classroom history skits as a way to motivate students, generate interest, and ease students into the more "academic" content found in textbooks and primary source documents.
Descriptors: History Instruction, Teaching Methods, Skits, Learning Motivation
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Blasco, Pablo Gonzalez; Moreto, Graziela; Blasco, Mariluz González; Levites, Marcelo Rozenfeld; Janaudis, Marco Aurelio – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2015
Learning through aesthetics--in which cinema is included--stimulates learner reflection. As emotions play key roles in learning attitudes and changing behavior, teachers must impact learners affective domain. Since feelings exist before concepts, the affective path is a critical path to the rational process of learning. Cinema is the audiovisual…
Descriptors: Films, Reflection, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
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Snyder, Kristen; Cooper, Karen – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2015
While the "scientific" debate about school dropouts has ensued, some have taken matters into their own hands, creating successful non-school based programs on the arts for at-risk youth based. Their efforts demonstrate powerful results for learning and human development. We suggest that it is time to incorporate this knowledge base, and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Pilot Projects, Story Telling, Painting (Visual Arts)
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MacKenzie, Sarah K., – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2013
Across the space of this paper I seek to share a particular attempt to holistically engage students enrolled in a Social Foundations of Education course, in the process of de(con)structing knowledge, through the work of collectively creating found poetry. I do not seek to show right pedagogical practice; rather, it is my hope that this paper may…
Descriptors: Praxis, Poetry, Epistemology, Holistic Approach
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Winter, Robin O. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2013
Resident physicians are particularly susceptible to burnout due to the stresses of residency training. They also experience the added pressures of multitasking because of the increased use of computers and mobile devices while delivering patient care. Our Family Medicine residency program addresses these problems by teaching residents about the…
Descriptors: Burnout, Coping, Graduate Medical Education, Family Practice (Medicine)
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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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Nichols, Amanda J.; Stephens, April H. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2013
Science and the arts might seem very different, but the processes that both fields use are very similar. The scientific method is a way to explore a problem, form and test a hypothesis, and answer questions. The creative process creates, interprets, and expresses art. Inquiry is at the heart of both of these methods. The purpose of this article is…
Descriptors: Scientific Methodology, Creative Activities, Art Education, Science Instruction
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Shapiro, Johanna – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2012
This special issue of "Journal for Learning through the Arts" focuses on the uses of literature and arts in medical education. The introductory article addresses current debate in the field of medical humanities (MH), namely the existential question of what is the purpose of integrating humanities/arts in medical education; and then…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Humanities, Humanities Instruction, Art Education
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Reilly, Jo Marie; Trial, Janet; Piver, Debra E.; Schaff, Pamela B. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2012
Abstract: Developing and nurturing empathy in medical trainees has been recognized as an essential element of medical education. Theater may be a unique instructional modality to increase empathy training. Methods: A multi-disciplinary team developed a theater workshop for first year medical students. Through the use of theater games, art images…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Empathy, Medical Students, Medical Education
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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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