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Alhassan, Bawa; Osei, Mavis – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2020
Pupils with intellectual disabilities have personal, social and communication challenges as stated in DSM-5 (APA, 2013) and ICD-10 (WHO, 1992). As such, their cognition in general and language acquisition in particular are difficulties they struggle with in school. As a result, teaching them becomes cumbersome for teachers and caregivers. However,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Students with Disabilities, Teaching Methods
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Casciano, Rebecca; Cherfas, Lina; Jobson-Ahmed, Lauren – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2019
Little is known about the connection between arts-integrated education and social-emotional learning, particularly for students with disabilities. This paper draws on data from a case study of a federally-funded arts integration program called Everyday Arts for Special Education (EASE) to identify the mechanisms by which arts-integrated teaching…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Art Education, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Beese, Jane A.; Martin, Jennifer L. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2019
The concept of flow, or being so immersed in an activity that awareness of self becomes inextricable from the action, and motivational theory can work collectively to help us better understand how fine arts curricula can impact student learning. In this article, we use Csikszentmihaliyi's concept of flow as a way to explore high school students'…
Descriptors: High School Students, Art Education, Student Experience, Learner Engagement
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Lee, Bridget; Cawthon, Stephanie – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2015
Arts-based pedagogies have a positive, significant impact on various student academic-related outcomes. University teacher preparation programs may want to consider "pre-service" teacher beliefs, values, and attitudes toward arts-based pedagogies in order to better support teacher growth in using these arts-based approaches. In this…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Art Education, Predictor Variables, Beliefs
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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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Tessier, Lisa; Tessier, Jack – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2015
In this article, we review the literature about theme-based teaching, then report quantitative and qualitative results from surveys from three different courses: one section of a 100-level in-person art course; five sections of 300-level on-line art courses; and one section of a 100-level in-person biology course at SUNY Delhi with applied themes…
Descriptors: Thematic Approach, Literature Reviews, Mixed Methods Research, Art Education
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LaJevic, Lisa – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2013
Researching how Arts Integration is practiced in a primary school, this article explores how elementary teachers understand, implement, and experience Arts Integration. Weaving together personal experiences, teacher interviews, focus group sessions, classroom observations, and written texts, I investigate how the arts are often devalued in Arts…
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Activities, Elementary Education, Elementary School 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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Gibson, Marcia A.; Larson, Meredith A. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2007
The focus on academic performance testing in elementary schools has caused a decrease in student experience in the arts. Visual arts (drawing, painting, sculpture, and collage) have been minimized in elementary schools. Without exposure to the special avenues of cognitive development and personal expression nurtured by visual arts, students are…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Action Research