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Dallacqua, Ashley K.; Kersten-Parrish, Sara; Rhoades, Mindi – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2022
This article documents work with pre/in service teachers who are university students across three universities in three regions of the US, across multiple courses. Given our shared concern about the narrowing of space for imaginative literacy practices in schools, we focus on our collective use of open-ended, arts-based pedagogies as a way to…
Descriptors: Art Education, Teaching Methods, Cartoons, Novels
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Nokes, Christopher – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2022
Effective learning is viewed as an evolutionary process, and as such, it involves an expanded version of the Crenshaw-Collins view of "intersectionality." It demands an in-depth view of the complex socio-cultural-ethnic milieu in which students are embedded. Even more, effective learning requires effectance problem-solving, investigation…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Intersectionality, Problem Solving, Equal Education
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D'Souza, Karen – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2022
This is the first in an occasional series on the dramatic national push to revamp how reading is being taught in the earliest grades. This EdSource special report examines the state of early reading in California, the needs of special learners, teacher preparation and training and curricula and textbooks that are driving instruction. This ongoing…
Descriptors: Art Education, Teacher Education Programs, Reading Instruction, Special Needs Students
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Vazquez-Manassero, Margarita-Ana; Manassero-Mas, Maria-Antonia; Vázquez-Alonso, Ángel – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2020
An interdisciplinary approach to science education through history of art is proposed. The approach is innovative, as the artworks complement the history, philosophy and sociology of science contents to increase students' interest and motivation. The approach integrates humanities and science education through history of art, which requests…
Descriptors: Science Education, Art Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Science History
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shaw, Louise J.; Valerie, Lynda M. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2018
In this article, the authors consider the role that arts-integrated writing might play in shaping student learning opportunities. It explores the topic of using photos, drawings, and other images in the classroom as visual texts to mediate personal expression, thinking, and learning with language-based texts. Existing literature on multimodal…
Descriptors: Role, Art, Writing (Composition), Writing 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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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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