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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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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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Mark, Sheron L.; Constantin, Geena M.; Tinnell, Terri L.; Alexander, Olivia – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2020
While middle school is a critical phase for science career development for all students (Maltese & Tai, 2009), this stage presents considerations for females in science, in particular. During middle school, the decline in science interest is greater for females than males and, for most students, the level of science interest developed during…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Education, Art Education, Learner Engagement
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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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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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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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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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Snyder, Kristen; Cooper, Karen – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2015
While the "scientific" debate about school dropouts has ensued, some have taken matters into their own hands, creating successful non-school based programs on the arts for at-risk youth based. Their efforts demonstrate powerful results for learning and human development. We suggest that it is time to incorporate this knowledge base, and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Pilot Projects, Story Telling, Painting (Visual Arts)
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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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Doyle, Dennis; Huie Hofstetter, Carolyn; Kendig, Julie; Strick, Betsy – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2014
CoTA (Collaborations: Teachers and Artists) is a professional development program that empowers teachers to access the arts in everyday instruction to support student achievement. CoTA schools commit to intense, 3-year collaborations for ten weeks each year where teachers learn to capitalize on arts content and strategies to promote knowledge and…
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Curriculum, Faculty Development, Educational Cooperation
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Saraniero, Patricia; Goldberg, Merryl R.; Hall, Brenda – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2014
This paper examines the impact of two approaches to teacher professional development in arts integration--a summer institute model and a model combining the summer institute with instructional coaching. In an experimental design, the intervention trained third and fourth grade teachers to integrate visual arts and theater into reading curriculum.…
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Curriculum, Faculty Development, Institutes (Training Programs)
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Brouillette, Liane; Childress-Evans, Karen; Hinga, Briana; Farkas, George – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2014
In this article, we look at the impact of an arts integration program offered at five large urban elementary schools on the daily attendance and oral language skills of children in kindergarten through second grade. Many of the children attending these schools spoke a language other than English at home. Teaching artists visited each class weekly…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Skills, Standardized Tests, Scores
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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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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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