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Brouillette, Liane – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2022
This article examines the goal of kindergarten, along with how the youngest members of a kindergarten cohort may be disadvantaged by an over-emphasis on reading skills. Evidence is examined, showing that kindergartners benefit from learning practical, social, artistic and oral language skills. Effective ways that early elementary school teachers…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Early Childhood Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Reading Skills
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Nokes, Christopher – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2022
Effective learning is viewed as an evolutionary process, and as such, it involves an expanded version of the Crenshaw-Collins view of "intersectionality." It demands an in-depth view of the complex socio-cultural-ethnic milieu in which students are embedded. Even more, effective learning requires effectance problem-solving, investigation…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Intersectionality, Problem Solving, Equal Education
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D'Souza, Karen – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2022
This is the first in an occasional series on the dramatic national push to revamp how reading is being taught in the earliest grades. This EdSource special report examines the state of early reading in California, the needs of special learners, teacher preparation and training and curricula and textbooks that are driving instruction. This ongoing…
Descriptors: Art Education, Teacher Education Programs, Reading Instruction, Special Needs Students
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Teruel, Tomás Motos; Alfonso-Benlliure, Vicente; Fields, Donna Lee – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2020
This paper examines the understanding of the use of dramatic activities and conventions in the field of education and social action, differentiating between the constructs of theatre and drama in education. In order to help reflect on the practices of teachers and educators who use these didactic strategies in their profession, three diagrams are…
Descriptors: Drama, Teaching Methods, Theater Arts, Learning Activities
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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
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Shaw, Louise J.; Valerie, Lynda M. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2018
In this article, the authors consider the role that arts-integrated writing might play in shaping student learning opportunities. It explores the topic of using photos, drawings, and other images in the classroom as visual texts to mediate personal expression, thinking, and learning with language-based texts. Existing literature on multimodal…
Descriptors: Role, Art, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
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Chen, Vicky – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2017
This paper is a self-study that uses the lens of Vygotsky's four phases of sign acquisition to examine one student writer's development of voice through writing produced from 5th grade through her second year of graduate school (17 years). Growing up as a twin--and as a visually impaired individual--the author learned how to use the written word…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Skill Development, Longitudinal Studies, Elementary School Students
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Nokes, Christopher – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2017
Students are embedded in a stochastic world. Postmodern practitioners of fragmentation accept this, however they dispute Jungian and Eriksonian wholeness. The existential representation ego as a two-dimensional thing, the Kantian-, Jungian- I-formation is questioned. Similarly, Gardnerian frames of mind and MI are questioned as functional…
Descriptors: Visualization, Environmental Influences, Literacy, Holistic Approach
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Ellrodt, John Charles; Fico, Maria; Harnett, Susanne; Ramsey, Lori Gerstein; Lopez, Angelina – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2014
The Global Writes (GW) model is a well-designed performing arts integrated literacy program that builds local and global support among students, teachers, and arts partners through the use of innovative technologies. Through local partnerships between schools and arts organizations forged by GW, classroom teachers and local teaching artists build…
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Activities, Literacy, Writing Instruction
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Kokkidou, May – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2013
The most up-to-date validations of educational praxis propose that teachers and learners should engage together in a process of understanding life and the world, should share their anxieties and their problematic issues, look for solutions, make plans for action, express themselves creatively and take a critical stance toward every new datum…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Music Education, Art Education, General Education
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Paley, Nicholas B. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2013
The Sarasota County School Building Program 1955-1960 is revisited through a detailed examination of how architects and educators collaborated to design an innovative group of public schools that provided opportunities for the transformation of learning space. This multi-dimensioned examination is grounded in an historical contextualization of the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Buildings, Architecture, Elementary Schools
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Eidsheim, Nina Sun – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2009
For arts departments in many institutions, technology education entails prohibitive equipment costs, maintenance requirements and administrative demands. There are also inherent pedagogical challenges: for example, recording studio classes where, due to space and time constraints, only a few students in what might be a large class can properly…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Art, Art Education, Computer Uses in Education
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Cronmiller, Sue – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2007
Does poetry have a place in elementary education? Can reading and writing poetry offer elementary learners a way to imagine (and to image) the world through personal insight, to organize and interpret their experience, and to discover meaningful connections to other areas of knowledge? If so, how should these modes of interaction and…
Descriptors: Poetry, Elementary Education, Teaching Methods, Grade 3
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Wear, Delese; Zarconi, Joseph – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2006
In a new required capstone course for medical students, students at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine were asked to reflect on their relationships with patients, their colleagues, themselves and their families, and the communities they serve, using the humanities, particularly narrative domains, as the primary vehicles for…
Descriptors: Humanities, Medical Education, Required Courses, Medical Students
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Catterall, James S. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2005
This article explores transfer of learning in the arts to non-arts learning. The analysis is presented in the context of theories of knowledge acquisition more generally. Behavioral and neuro-function processes are discussed.
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Interpersonal Communication, Art Education, Metacognition
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