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Auerbach, Kelli; Baruch, Jay M. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2012
Practicing medicine and creating art are both informed by observation and perception, yet how artists and doctors view the world and their place in it might be quite different. By bringing two populations together--RISD students and Warren Alpert Medical School students--into one experimental course, "No Innocent Eye: Knowledge and…
Descriptors: Art Education, Medical Education, Medical Students, College Students
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Economidou Stavrou, Natassa; Chrysostomou, Smaragda; Socratous, Harris – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2011
The unity of knowledge represents an old idea with new manifestations. During the last decades integrated approaches in teaching and learning have become increasingly popular. Applications of integrative approaches between the arts and other school subjects exist in many countries around the world, offering insights into the problems and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Music Education, Kindergarten
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Blatt-Gross, Carolina – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2011
Concurrent to the present reduction of arts education in mainstream American schools, many evolutionary-minded scholars are asserting that artistic behavior contributes significantly to cognition, has been advantageous for our survival, and satisfies psychological needs that are biologically embedded. Supported by long-term and wide-spread art…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Music, Social Behavior, Child Behavior
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Lorimer, Maureen Reilly – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2011
To address arts education disparities in middle level schools, this paper explores evidence that infusing the visual and performing arts into language arts, math, science, and history/social studies courses is a pedagogical approach that meets the developmental needs of early adolescents and fosters a relevant, challenging, integrative, and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Middle Schools, Program Implementation
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Pool, Jonelle; Dittrich, Charles; Pool, Kenneth – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2011
This classroom study focused on modeling a hands-on approach for understanding classroom applications of multiple intelligence theory through arts-based integration. Thirty-five preservice teachers enrolled in Educational Psychology classes participated in an interdisciplinary geometry lesson modeling Artful Learning[TM], experiencing an…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Geometric Concepts, Multiple Intelligences, Preservice Teachers
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Quinn, Robert D. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2011
A preposition, as one of the eight parts of speech, indicates a relationship between persons, places or things mentioned in a sentence. Many state curricula introduce prepositions at intermediate grade levels. Other states wait until middle school to do so. Students at such advanced levels of language learning should be able to readily assimilate…
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Visual Arts, Spatial Ability, Preservice Teachers
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MacKenzie, Sarah K.; Wolf, Mary M. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2011
This paper shares a story of community, vulnerability, art-making and possibility that arose within the context of a Social Foundations of Education course. Drawing on arts-informed epistemologies, the authors began the semester by inviting students to critically engage with the central ideas of the course through the process of creating a…
Descriptors: Praxis, Art Activities, Foundations of Education, Education Courses
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Cawthon, Stephanie W.; Dawson, Katie; Ihorn, Shasta – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2011
Drama for Schools (DFS) is an arts integration professional development program that trains teachers to use drama-based instruction techniques. The DFS strategies aim to connect student learning to their lived experiences in a manner consistent with authentic instruction principles. The focus of this mixed-methods study was on the relationship…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Class Activities, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods
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Ketovuori, Mikko – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2011
This article is about a multidisciplinary R&D project in which a Canadian Learning Through The Arts (LTTA) program was imported to Finland in 2003-2004. Cultural differences in arts education in Finland and Canada are discussed. While Finland has a national school curriculum with all the arts included. Canada relies more on partnerships to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Artists, Teachers
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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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Winter, Robin O. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2011
Family Medicine residency programs in the United States are required to promote resident well-being. This article describes how one residency does this by teaching the concepts of Positive Psychology and Authentic Happiness developed by Dr. Martin Seligman utilizing a multi-media curriculum. As part of this curriculum, residents listen to the song…
Descriptors: Family Practice (Medicine), Medical Education, Graduate Students, Medical Students
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Brouillette, Liane; Jennings, Lynne – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2010
This article describes the unique multicultural arts program that has developed at Freese Elementary School, located only 20 minutes from the United States-Mexico border, in the southeastern corner of the San Diego Unified School District. The Arts and Culture Magnet Program at Freese grew out of the need build bridges in a neighborhood where…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Art Education, Multicultural Education, Magnet Schools
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Wilcox, Ruth A.; Bridges, Stacey L.; Montgomery, Diane – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2010
One strategy used by Project CREATES to enhance the fusion of social studies with the arts was to provide various forms of professional development to artists and teachers (Montgomery, Otto, & Hull, 2007), including seminars, book clubs, and on-site Arts Resource Coaches. The purpose of this study was to describe the role of the coaches as…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Artists, Art Education, Social Studies
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Stokrocki, Mary L.; Flatt, Barbara; York, Emily – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2010
Using participant observation, we describe/interpret the results of teaching a constructivist unit that empowered students in narrative writing and illustration. Participant observation methods included daily note taking, pre-post questioning, and photographing artworks. We analyzed students' stories and illustrations with borrowed and emerging…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Constructivism (Learning), Participant Observation, Writing (Composition)
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Tsetsura, Katerina – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2010
This essay discusses two sets of creative teaching methods: live singing and dancing. The performance by an instructor can set a mode for students to achieve intellectual transformation by exploring issues of identity. The role of music, especially folk singing and dancing, is specifically examined within the intercultural context of…
Descriptors: Singing, Dance, Ethnicity, Imagination
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