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Rodriquez, Rosa Maria; Castilla, Guillermo – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2013
Traditionally, general skills and personal growth have been developed through cognitive processes within academic contexts. Development based on experience may be an alternative route to achieve cognitive knowledge. Enact-learning is based on the biunivocal relationship between knowledge and action. Action is movement. Participants interact with…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Movement Education, Skill Development, Individual Development
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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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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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Brett-MacLean, Pamela; Yiu, Verna; Farooq, Ameer – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2012
Forum Theatre (FT) was created by Brazilian theatre director Augusto Boal (1985) as an approach for promoting dialogue between the audience and those performing on stage for his "Theater for the Oppressed." FT offers an accessible, interactive approach to exploring challenging topics and situations. In FT, a short scene is performed. It…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Dentistry, Premedical Students, Theater Arts
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Love, Katie I. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2012
Theater of the Oppressed (TO) is used in a variety of setting and communities to explore ways of recognizing and overcoming oppressions. The main purposes of TO is to become more critically aware of oppressions and power relationships, to rehearse alternative solutions for real life, and to ultimately to be able to make change for social justice.…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Undergraduate Study, Theater Arts, Audience Participation
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Mahajan, Pranav – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2012
The aims of this report are to highlight the shortcomings in medical education. To use a student made short film as an example of how issues that cause medical student distress can be displayed. To show that the process of film-making is a useful tool in reflection. To display that film is an effective device in raising awareness. (Contains 3…
Descriptors: Films, Medical Education, Medical Students, Suicide
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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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Clarke, Linda E.; de Jong, Jennifer D. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2012
While JJ was a medical student, the authors worked on a two-part study of the stories of "good death" as they were told by palliative care patients, caregivers, physicians and nurses. In this personal reflection, de Jong (JJ), now a family practitioner and Clarke (LC), an artist and educator in medicine and health care, consider the…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Death, Research Projects, Patients
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Osmond, Chris; Cumbie, Sharon Ann; Dale, Michael; Hostetler, David; Ivory, James; Phillips, Deborah; Reesman, Karen – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2012
A group of nursing, social work, education, and English faculty worked together for a year to explore how literature experiences designed for medical education might enhance professional preparation in their fields and address their common dilemmas of caregiving. The resulting insights reveal the ways in which adaptations of narrative medicine…
Descriptors: Reading, Literature, Interdisciplinary Approach, Caring
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Jacques, Andrew; Trinkley, Rachel; Stone, Linda; Tang, Richard; Hudson, William Andy; Khandelwal, Sorabh – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2012
Art of Analysis (AoA) is a cooperative effort of the Ohio State University College of Medicine (OSUCOM) and Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) aimed at medical students who are participating in learning communities, groups formed in pre-clinical medical student education to emotionally support and encourage students through the arduous process of…
Descriptors: Institutional Cooperation, Museums, Medical Schools, Medical Education
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Winter, Robin O. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2012
According to the American Board of Family Medicine, "The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages, both sexes, each organ system and every disease entity." What makes the seemingly daunting task of practicing family medicine possible is that family physicians learn to utilize similar clinical reasoning for all of their patients…
Descriptors: Poetry, Films, Music, Family Practice (Medicine)
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