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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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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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Garrett, Robyne; Dawson, Katie; Meiners, Jeff; Wrench, Alison – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2018
Contemporary schooling produces unequal educational outcomes in Australia and across the globe. While mandated high-stakes tests supposedly place all students on a common scale, they can limit pedagogic practices and often fail to recognize the "abilities" or embodied knowledge of many children. In addressing these challenges,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Art Education, Integrated Activities
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O'Rourke, Susan; Spencer, Kevin; Kelley, Frances – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2018
The development and initial psychometric investigation of the Hocus Focus Analytics (HFA) Scale, an instrument to measure student growth and outcomes using an arts-integrated teaching approach, is reported. A 15-item instrument consisting of five subscales (cognitive, motor, communication, social skills and creativity) was developed to measure the…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Student Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
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Saeed, Sheryl Raffat – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2016
This articles suggests the advantages of incorporating brief, informal, yet content-rich classroom history skits as a way to motivate students, generate interest, and ease students into the more "academic" content found in textbooks and primary source documents.
Descriptors: History Instruction, Teaching Methods, Skits, Learning Motivation
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Klein, Julie L.; Gray, Phyllis; Zhbanova, Ksenia S.; Rule, Audrey C. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2015
Arts integration in science has benefits of increasing student engagement and understanding. Lessons focusing on form and function of animal skulls provide an effective example of how handicrafts integrated with science instruction motivate students and support learning. The study involved students ages 9-12 during a week-long summer day camp.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Animals, Books, Creative Activities
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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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Snyder, Lori; Klos, Patricial; Grey-Hawkins, Lauren – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2014
In four years, Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) increased sixth and seventh grade student achievement on the Maryland State Assessment (MSA) by 20% at Bates Middle School, a low performing school that had been targeted for restructuring by the state. This improvement positively correlates with the implementation of the arts integration…
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Activities, Educational Change, Middle Schools
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Pruitt, Lara; Ingram, Debra; Weiss, Cynthia – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2014
This paper will share the arts-integration methodology used in Project AIM and address the question; "How is translation evident in interdisciplinary arts instruction, and how does it affect students?" Methods: The staff and researchers from Project AIM, (an arts-integration program of the Center for Community Arts Partnerships at…
Descriptors: Art Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Integrated Activities, Student Surveys
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Poldberg, Monique M.,; Trainin, Guy; Andrzejczak, Nancy – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2013
This paper explores the integration of art, literacy and science in a second grade classroom, showing how an integrative approach has a positive and lasting influence on student achievement in art, literacy, and science. Ways in which art, science, language arts, and cognition intersect are reviewed. Sample artifacts are presented along with their…
Descriptors: Integrated Activities, Art Education, Literacy Education, Science Education
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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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An, Song; Capraro, Mary Margaret; Tillman, Daniel A. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2013
This article presents exploratory research investigating the way teachers integrate music into their regular mathematics lessons as well as the effects of music-mathematics interdisciplinary lessons on elementary school students' mathematical abilities of modeling, strategy and application. Two teachers and two classes of first grade and third…
Descriptors: Integrated Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Music Activities, Elementary School Mathematics
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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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Richardson, Ronald; Brouillette, Liane – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2013
This article summarizes a quasi-experimental study, which demonstrated that integration of historic and ethnic music into the American history curriculum may lead to increased knowledge of the cultural and physical geography of the United States as well as enhanced student engagement. An experiment (n = 215) conducted with eighth grade students…
Descriptors: Integrated Activities, History Instruction, Music, United States History
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Shapiro, Johanna – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2012
This special issue of "Journal for Learning through the Arts" focuses on the uses of literature and arts in medical education. The introductory article addresses current debate in the field of medical humanities (MH), namely the existential question of what is the purpose of integrating humanities/arts in medical education; and then…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Humanities, Humanities Instruction, Art Education
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