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Gibson, Marcia A.; Larson, Meredith A. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2007
The focus on academic performance testing in elementary schools has caused a decrease in student experience in the arts. Visual arts (drawing, painting, sculpture, and collage) have been minimized in elementary schools. Without exposure to the special avenues of cognitive development and personal expression nurtured by visual arts, students are…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Action Research
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Bournot-Trites, Monique; Belliveau, George; Spiliotopoulos, Valia; Séror, Jérémie – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2007
Although drama has been used successfully in English as a second language and has been shown to have positive effects on achievement and on self-confidence and motivation in various studies, it has received little attention in French immersion context where subjects are taught in French, the second language of students. The objective of this study…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Immersion Programs, French, Drama
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Harris, Maureen Ann – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2007
While a growing body of research reveals the beneficial effects of music on education performance the value of music in educating the young child is not being recognized. If research of students in the school system indicates that learning through the arts can benefit the "whole" child, that math achievement scores are significantly…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement
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Marchand, Lucille R. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2006
The arts and humanities allow the teaching of palliative medicine to come alive by exploring what is often regarded as the most frightening outcome of the illness experience--death and dying. Palliative medicine focuses on the relief of suffering, but how can suffering be understood if the story of the patient is not told through prose, poetry,…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Art Education, Humanities, Educational Practices
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Wellbery, Caroline – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2006
Poetry can be a powerful tool in teaching students and residents interpersonal and scientific aspects of clinical medicine. Advantages of using poetry include emotional intensity, succinct, portable formulations and communication of encompassing, "existential" truths. Limitations include learners' lack of familiarity with the medium of…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Poetry, Integrated Curriculum, Clinical Experience
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Case, Gretchen A.; Micco, Guy – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2006
In this article, we describe an elective course using readers' theater with students in the health care professions and the arts. Readers' theater is a technique used for the performance of literature in which texts are staged with minimal production values and scripts are not fully memorized. These techniques are drawn upon more commonly in…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Elective Courses, Age, Aging (Individuals)
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Sirridge, Marjorie S.; Martin, Jennifer – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2006
For several years an interdisciplinary course called "Healing and the Arts" has been offered to undergraduates and medical students in a BA/MD program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Its stated purpose is to give students a theoretical and practical understanding of how the arts can be a healing force in people's lives.…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Humanities Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Undergraduate Students
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De Benedetto, Maria Auxiliadora C.; Blasco, Pablo G.; de Castro, Ariane G.; de Carvalho, Elsi – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2006
In Brazil, medical practice and the predominant medical education model are based on specialization. Methodologies such as patient-centered medicine and narrative medicine are either unknown or not applied in a systematic way. In order to draw students' and doctors' attention to these approaches during the TENTH SOBRAMFA INTERNATIONAL AND ACADEMIC…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Meetings, Patients, Personal Narratives
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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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Holleman, Warren – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2006
Since the publication of Samuel Shem's "House of God," medical students and residents have been famous for their cynical conversations about patients and life on the wards. This image is largely a caricature, yet peer pressure, medical machismo, stressful working conditions, and house staff subculture do foster negative attitudes and…
Descriptors: Humanities, Counselor Client Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Alexander, Matthew; Waxman, Dael; White, Patricia – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2006
Cinemeducation refers to the use of movies or movie clips to educate learners about the psychosocial aspects of health care. This paper describes the use of a clip from the movie, "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?" to teach medical students about chronic illness. The clip is used to set up a case study based on the lead character, Gilbert…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Medical Students, Instructional Films, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Wilkinson, Joanne E. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2006
Writing workshops and narrative experiences for medical trainees can be a useful way to approach certain issues in their education. This article describes a brief writing exercise that can be used for physicians in training to help them recognize issues of countertransference in the doctor-patient relationship. While these issues are generally…
Descriptors: Writing Exercises, Patients, Physician Patient Relationship, Writing Workshops
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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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Beck, Robert J.; Gottfried, Terry L.; Hall, David J.; Cisler, Caitlin A.; Bozeman, Kenneth W. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2006
Singers appear to experience health benefits from singing, but their art makes physical demands that may leave them prone to health problems. The study sought to measure singers' immunocompetence under practice and performance conditions. Salivary IgA and cortisol measurements were assayed from multiple pre-post saliva samples obtained from 10…
Descriptors: College Students, Health Promotion, Singing, Performance
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