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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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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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Hipp, Jamie; Sulentic Dowell, Margaret-Mary – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2019
This case study investigates the factors that challenge and support preservice teachers' (PST) arts integration beliefs and practices. The participants include a total of 74 PSTs enrolled in a mandatory university arts course at a large Southern university across three consecutive semesters. Concurrent with arts class enrollment, PSTs are also…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods, Art Activities, Art Education
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Davidson, Skylar – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2018
Research suggests that incorporating diverse active learning approaches, including creative and entertaining activities, into a class helps sustain students' attention and improve their ability to engage with the complex problems of the modern world. This study investigates how two different artistic classroom activities, one based in performing…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Class Activities, Active Learning, Visual Arts
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Henderson, Lynette K. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2015
This article presents a pilot interdisciplinary project for middle-school students including visual literacy, studio art, English-language literacy, geology and the study of indigenous groups. The location of the pilot was in the upper Midwest, along the Mississippi river bluffs of St. Paul, Minnesota. English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) students…
Descriptors: Art, Geology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Projects
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Chemi, Tatiana – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2015
This article disseminates the results of a qualitative, case-based study carried on in Danish schools in 2008-2011. Results show that learning outputs can be seen as more than academic achievement, and the arts' contribution to learning can be viewed as more than the ancillary support of academic performance. Learning within an artful mindset…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Well Being, Qualitative Research
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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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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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Blatt-Gross, Carolina – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2011
Concurrent to the present reduction of arts education in mainstream American schools, many evolutionary-minded scholars are asserting that artistic behavior contributes significantly to cognition, has been advantageous for our survival, and satisfies psychological needs that are biologically embedded. Supported by long-term and wide-spread art…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Music, Social Behavior, Child Behavior
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Quinn, Robert D. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2011
A preposition, as one of the eight parts of speech, indicates a relationship between persons, places or things mentioned in a sentence. Many state curricula introduce prepositions at intermediate grade levels. Other states wait until middle school to do so. Students at such advanced levels of language learning should be able to readily assimilate…
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Visual Arts, Spatial Ability, Preservice Teachers
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MacKenzie, Sarah K.; Wolf, Mary M. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2011
This paper shares a story of community, vulnerability, art-making and possibility that arose within the context of a Social Foundations of Education course. Drawing on arts-informed epistemologies, the authors began the semester by inviting students to critically engage with the central ideas of the course through the process of creating a…
Descriptors: Praxis, Art Activities, Foundations of Education, Education Courses
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Sosin, Adrienne Andi; Bekkala, Elsa; Pepper-Sanello, Miriam – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2010
This collaborative action research study of pedagogy examines an introductory high school visual arts curriculum that includes artworks pertinent to labor studies, and their impact on students' understanding of the power of art for social commentary. Urban students with multicultural backgrounds study social realism as an historical artistic…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Social Justice, Labor Education, Art Education
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McVarish, Judith – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2009
Helping pre-service teachers to feel competent and courageous about the mathematics they will find themselves teaching as elementary school teachers is a critical component of any math methods course. This paper addresses this aim by highlighting a process that involves pre-service teachers in creating original mathematics literature books. This…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Teachers
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Warash, Bobbie – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2009
This visual arts project was initiated at the West Virginia University Laboratory School (Nursery School) several years ago and has assisted children in reproducing prints of famous artists. Using the principles of behaviorism in conjunction with developmentally appropriate practice has helped young children to extend their knowledge in the visual…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Visual Arts, Art Education, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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