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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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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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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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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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Goldstein, Thalia R.; Lerner, Matthew D.; Paterson, Sarah; Jaeggi, Lena; Toub, Tamara Spiewak; Hirsh-Pasek, Kathryn; Golinkof, Roberta – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2019
Arts programs are often credited with helping children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) gain cognitive and social skills. As with all claims of transfer from experience in the arts to abilities in non-arts domains, empirical evidence is mixed, and often criticized for both imprecise methodologies and a lack of connection back to the art form…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Program Effectiveness
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Whitmore, Kathryn F. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2017
This article reports findings from an evaluation study of a 10-week interactive drama residency in a large Head Start preschool in a southeastern state. The goal of the study was to learn about what happened when three to five-year old children and their teachers experienced interactive drama, with particular questions about how the young…
Descriptors: Drama, Teaching Methods, Early Intervention, Preschool Education
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Gormley, Kathleen; McDermott, Peter – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2016
Many people would agree the creative arts are essential for children's education and development. For years, the creative arts were integrated into classroom learning units, especially in the language arts, by using drama, music, and drawing; this was considered good teaching. In this study we examined whether contracted curricula designed for…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Creative Activities, Art Education, Integrated Curriculum
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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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Inoa, Rafael; Weltsek, Gustave; Tabone, Carmine – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2014
Past studies have shown positive correlations between the arts and academic achievement when the arts were integrated into the literature curriculum. Other studies have shown positive associations between the arts and other areas of the curriculum, such as mathematics and science. Considering the Theory of Change, which employs understandings in…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Language Arts, Drama, Mathematics Achievement
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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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Cawthon, Stephanie W.; Dawson, Katie; Ihorn, Shasta – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2011
Drama for Schools (DFS) is an arts integration professional development program that trains teachers to use drama-based instruction techniques. The DFS strategies aim to connect student learning to their lived experiences in a manner consistent with authentic instruction principles. The focus of this mixed-methods study was on the relationship…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Class Activities, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods
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Chou, Amy; Shih, Janet – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2010
The main goal of this research study is to explore the interconnection between museum learning and theatre learning. We will begin this exploratory process by analyzing the functions of role-playing and improvisation as teaching and learning strategies, and we will then expand this analysis to the idea of storytelling as a link between learning in…
Descriptors: Museums, Theater Arts, Role Playing, Creative Activities
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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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Güngör, Arzu – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2008
The purpose of this research is to study the effects of drama and traditional methods on primary school students' use of reading strategies, on their attitudes toward reading, and on their perceptions of the drama method. A pre- and post-test experimental design with the control group was employed for this study. The drama technique was used in…
Descriptors: Reading, Reading Comprehension, Reading Attitudes, Reading Strategies
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Fels, Lynn M. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2008
From flower arranging to negotiating with a willful cow, an educator stumbles across the threshold into a performative space of learning that invites her to pay attention to what matters when a teacher encounters her students. Performative inquiry in the classroom brings to the curriculum a spirit and practice of inquiry, critical and creative…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Art Activities, Drama
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