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Saito, Carlos Hiroo – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2022
"Dolphin Tale" is a movie about a dolphin that loses its tail after being entangled in a crab trap line and obtains a prosthetic tail. The movie was presented to support environmental education classes at the University of Brasilia. Over a period of five years, 210 Brazilian undergraduate and graduate students answered questionnaires…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Values, Biodiversity
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Flynn, Rosalind M. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2022
Prior to the 1990s, the term "arts integration" rarely--if ever--appeared in educational literature. The term may be new, but educators have been involving students in arts learning processes for centuries. In particular, teachers have long harnessed the power of drama to engage students in arts-integrated learning activities. Articles…
Descriptors: Drama, Art Education, Integrated Activities, Scripts
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Dallacqua, Ashley K.; Kersten-Parrish, Sara; Rhoades, Mindi – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2022
This article documents work with pre/in service teachers who are university students across three universities in three regions of the US, across multiple courses. Given our shared concern about the narrowing of space for imaginative literacy practices in schools, we focus on our collective use of open-ended, arts-based pedagogies as a way to…
Descriptors: Art Education, Teaching Methods, Cartoons, Novels
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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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Scheckel, Benita Landesman; Kula, Stacy M. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2021
Because long-term English language learners (LTELs) in California normatively take two hours of English language instruction beginning in middle school, their schedules disallow participation in electives, such as arts, representing a significant opportunity gap. This mixed methods study examined the student, parent, and teacher experiences as…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Music Education, Singing
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Millett, Catherine M.; Kevelson, Marisol J. C.; Mirakhur, Zitsi – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2021
An extensive body of work has demonstrated the benefits of participating in the arts, including when it is integrated into other disciplines, for young adults. In addition, this work highlights the likely advantages of engagement with the arts for students from low-income backgrounds as they transition into elite postsecondary institutions. Such…
Descriptors: Integrated Activities, Art Education, College Preparation, Low Income Students
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Omasta, Matt; Landroche, Alyssa – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2020
This study employs interpretative phenomenological analysis to investigate theatre artists' perceptions and experiences of the phenomenon of devising and performing an ethnodramatic play about depression. Specifically, it explores reflective journal entries the artists wrote after each rehearsal and performance. The analytic process included…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Drama, Depression (Psychology), Ethnography
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Ifeta, Chris Funke; Idowu, Olatunji; Adenle, John; Ochei, Bukola Odesiri – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2020
Much has been written on the history of Abeokuta and their artworks since their occupation of Abeokuta. Yoruba works of art are in museums and private collections abroad. Many museums in the Western part of Nigeria including the National Museum in Abeokuta also have works of art on display; however, much of these are not specific to Abeokuta.…
Descriptors: African Culture, Art, Foreign Countries, Cultural Maintenance
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Wright, Kallia O. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2020
The Sugar Plays are a family-focused health intervention. The goal of the play is to explore the experience of living with a Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) diagnosis in Appalachia. This present study examined audience reactions using three data-collection methods: (1) open-ended questionnaires, (2) participatory sketches and (3) semi-structured…
Descriptors: Family Programs, Health Education, Intervention, Diabetes
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Kuhn, Mason; Pepanyan, Marine; Tallakson, Denise – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2020
This paper shares the results of an exploratory study that measured the change in Executive Function (EF) skills of At-Risk third-grade students with varying Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) before and after an Arts-Integration (AI) program. Student EF skills were measured using the Minnesota Executive Function Scale (MEFS) and a statistically…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Grade 3, Elementary School Students, At Risk Students
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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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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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Nicholes, Justin – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2020
The present study adopted a case-study qualitative design to discover how science undergraduates at one public university in the eastern U.S. understood writing and how they evaluated creative or personal writing in relation to their science identities. Findings suggest that science majors in this volunteer sample defined science writing as…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Majors (Students), Writing Evaluation, Technical Writing
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