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McDermott, Kevin; Hinchion, Carmel; McGivern, Alicia; Meade, Della – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2018
This article looks back on the professional development offered to teachers of English to support them in their teaching of film since the introduction of film into the English syllabus in Ireland in 1998. It focuses on three inter-related elements: the interpretation or reading of film; the pedagogy that supports this interpretation; the…
Descriptors: Films, Teaching Methods, Workshops, English Instruction
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Levin, Scott R.; Cai, Fei; Noronha, Nicole; Wald, Hedy S.; Daniel, Michelle M. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2017
Objectives: The humanities, including narrative arts, are a valuable tool to foster reflection for professionally competent clinical practice. Integrating such study into traditional medical school curricula can prove challenging. A preclinical elective on opera and medicine was developed and piloted at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Medical Schools, Medical Education, Opera
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Blasco, Pablo Gonzalez; Moreto, Graziela; Blasco, Mariluz González; Levites, Marcelo Rozenfeld; Janaudis, Marco Aurelio – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2015
Learning through aesthetics--in which cinema is included--stimulates learner reflection. As emotions play key roles in learning attitudes and changing behavior, teachers must impact learners affective domain. Since feelings exist before concepts, the affective path is a critical path to the rational process of learning. Cinema is the audiovisual…
Descriptors: Films, Reflection, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
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Reilly, Jo Marie; Trial, Janet; Piver, Debra E.; Schaff, Pamela B. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2012
Abstract: Developing and nurturing empathy in medical trainees has been recognized as an essential element of medical education. Theater may be a unique instructional modality to increase empathy training. Methods: A multi-disciplinary team developed a theater workshop for first year medical students. Through the use of theater games, art images…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Empathy, Medical Students, Medical Education
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Whiting, Ellen; Wear, Delese; Aultman, Julie M.; Zupp, Laurie – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2012
A vast literature exists on teaching reflection and reflective practice to trainees in small groups, yet with few exceptions the literature does not address the benefits of these interactions to faculty. Like multiculturalism or cultural competency, the literature assumes that faculty have themselves "achieved" these propensities and…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Medical Education, Humanities Instruction, Reflection
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Arjmand, Susan – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2012
A course was designed for medical students in which literature and writing exercises were used to promote reflection on cross-cultural patient encounters. Students were encouraged to consider Kleinman's principles of open-ended questioning as the basis for enhancing these patient conversations and were prompted to develop skills in close reading…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Story Telling, Literature, Writing Exercises
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Silk, Hugh; Shields, Sara – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2012
Humanities in medicine (HIM) is an important aspect of medical education intended to help preserve humanism and a focus on patients. At the University of Massachusetts Family Medicine Residency Program, we have been expanding our HIM curriculum for our residents including orientation, home visit reflective writing, didactics and a department-wide…
Descriptors: Graduate Medical Education, Family Practice (Medicine), Humanities Instruction, College Curriculum
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Van Winkle, Lon J.; Robson, Chester; Chandar, Nalini; Green, Jacalyn M.; Viselli, Susan M.; Donovan, Kelly – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2011
Purpose: Critical reflection helps to animate humanistic values needed for professional behavior in medical students. We wanted to learn whether poems written by physicians could foster such critical reflection. To do so, we determined whether the poems elicited dissonance (i.e., recognition of their own or others behavior as incongruent with…
Descriptors: Poetry, Physicians, Reflection, Medical Education
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Shimshon-Santo, Amy R. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2007
This article shares critical reflections on cultivating community partnerships through arts education and provides an analytical framework for community building. It is argued that increasing access to arts education requires attention be paid not only to content issues in arts education, but, also, to holistic approaches that address the contexts…
Descriptors: Art, Art Education, Reflection, Partnerships in Education
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Stein, Howard F. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2006
This paper describes an experiment in which Family Medicine residents composed, read, and discussed their poems as a way of bringing to life their often complex relationships with patients. It argues that this approach mobilizes the physicians' own creativity in the service of reflective practice and improved doctor-patient relationships. This…
Descriptors: Family Practice (Medicine), Graduate Students, Medical Students, Physician Patient Relationship
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Wear, Delese; Zarconi, Joseph – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2006
In a new required capstone course for medical students, students at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine were asked to reflect on their relationships with patients, their colleagues, themselves and their families, and the communities they serve, using the humanities, particularly narrative domains, as the primary vehicles for…
Descriptors: Humanities, Medical Education, Required Courses, Medical Students
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Shapiro, Johanna; Nguyen, Vincent; Mourra, Sarah; Ross, Marianne; Thai, Trung; Leonard, Robert – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2006
Introduction: Medical students often describe the gross anatomy course as both stressful and a rite of passage. Research differs as to whether the stress it engenders is significant or transitory. This qualitative study of first year anatomy student reports on the use of optional creative projects to promote reflection and reduce stress. Methods:…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Creative Activities, Student Projects, Medical Education
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Schaff, Pamela – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2006
Much has been written recently about medical professionalism, about how we define it, and about how to educate our students in this domain. While there seems to be consensus as to what constitutes professionalism, there remains a good deal of uncertainty as to how best to teach students to meet their obligations to their patients, to society, and…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Professionalism, Medical Education, Medical Students
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Belling, Catherine – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2006
This article describes a simple in-class exercise in reading and writing that, by asking participants to write their own endings for a short narrative taken from the "Journal of the American Medical Association," prompts them to reflect on the problem of uncertainty in medicine and to apply the literary-critical techniques of close…
Descriptors: Medicine, Medical Education, Medical Students, Perspective Taking
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Kasman, Deborah L. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2006
An experienced physician-teacher shares her own experiences with loss in medicine and loss in her personal life. Through personal writings during her divorce, she exemplifies the healing effect writing can have during difficult transformations that occur in life. She shares her bias that physicians need to accept and own their emotions and can use…
Descriptors: Physicians, Reflection, Writing (Composition), Personal Narratives