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Sosin, Adrienne Andi; Bekkala, Elsa; Pepper-Sanello, Miriam – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2010
This collaborative action research study of pedagogy examines an introductory high school visual arts curriculum that includes artworks pertinent to labor studies, and their impact on students' understanding of the power of art for social commentary. Urban students with multicultural backgrounds study social realism as an historical artistic…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Social Justice, Labor Education, Art Education
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Shimshon-Santo, Amy R. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2010
Arts Impact summarizes lessons learned at the ArtsBridge Program. It is informed by in-depth participant observation, logic modeling, and quantitative evaluation of program impact on K-12 students in inner city schools and arts students at the University of California Los Angeles over a two year period. The case study frames its analysis through a…
Descriptors: Art Education, Program Effectiveness, Participant Observation, Statistical Analysis
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Chou, Amy; Shih, Janet – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2010
The main goal of this research study is to explore the interconnection between museum learning and theatre learning. We will begin this exploratory process by analyzing the functions of role-playing and improvisation as teaching and learning strategies, and we will then expand this analysis to the idea of storytelling as a link between learning in…
Descriptors: Museums, Theater Arts, Role Playing, Creative Activities
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Richardson, Ronald Craig – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2010
This article is based on a doctoral dissertation study, "Expanding Geographic Understanding in Grade 8 Social Studies Classes through Integration of Geography, Music, and History: A QuasiExperimental Study" that took place in a high-achieving, suburban middle school in Southern California. The study compared learning as a result of nine…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Suburban Schools, Grade 8, Social Studies
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Khalil, Alexander K. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2010
At present, the need for an understanding of both physical and cultural geography is increasingly urgent in America's schools. The present study explores using music as focus for the exploration of geography. Not only is music strongly linked to culture and environment but also its study provides an experiential understanding of a given culture in…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Geography Instruction, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Eidsheim, Nina Sun – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2009
For arts departments in many institutions, technology education entails prohibitive equipment costs, maintenance requirements and administrative demands. There are also inherent pedagogical challenges: for example, recording studio classes where, due to space and time constraints, only a few students in what might be a large class can properly…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Art, Art Education, Computer Uses in Education
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Nelson, Sara D.; Norton-Meier, Lori – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2009
This article explores the use of lyric writing in elementary science. It details an exploratory project in which elementary students and a professional musician collaborated to write and record lyrics at the conclusion of an inquiry-based science unit. What we found was that lyric writing when used as a summary reflection activity in science…
Descriptors: Singing, Elementary School Science, Musicians, Collaborative Writing
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Parrish, Mila – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2009
This article reports the findings of a study exploring the effects of using videoconferencing (VC) to deliver dance instruction to rural communities. The context of the study is a university community partnership run through blended live and VC instruction with elementary and middle school students in Eloy, Arizona. This research is part of a…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Videoconferencing, Distance Education, Rural Areas
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Burnaford, Gail – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2009
This study was conducted in a large urban school district. Fifty-nine elementary schools, designated as Fine Arts Schools by the district, were organized as a Fine Arts School Network. The school district partnered with an external arts organization to deliver research-based, consistent and collaborative professional development to art, music,…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Art Teachers, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education
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McVarish, Judith – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2009
Helping pre-service teachers to feel competent and courageous about the mathematics they will find themselves teaching as elementary school teachers is a critical component of any math methods course. This paper addresses this aim by highlighting a process that involves pre-service teachers in creating original mathematics literature books. This…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Teachers
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Dicks, Joseph E.; Le Blanc, Barbara – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2009
Drama has been effectively used in many learning contexts including English as a second language classes. However, it has received less attention in foreign/second contexts. This article explores how drama for learning can impact upon the relationships among attitudes, motivation and learning in French second language (FSL) classrooms. The authors…
Descriptors: Drama, Positive Attitudes, Student Motivation, French
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Warash, Bobbie – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2009
This visual arts project was initiated at the West Virginia University Laboratory School (Nursery School) several years ago and has assisted children in reproducing prints of famous artists. Using the principles of behaviorism in conjunction with developmentally appropriate practice has helped young children to extend their knowledge in the visual…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Visual Arts, Art Education, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Zaroff, Larry – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2009
We physicians get so focused, so specialized, we become organ doctors not people doctors. We deal with the disease the patient has rather than the patient who happens to have a disease. This is true for any illness and I suspect for the majority of specialists--though I believe family doctors and pediatricians are more aware of the social…
Descriptors: Physician Patient Relationship, Heart Disorders, Surgery
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Dhurandhar, Anjali – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2009
From the first days of medical school, students are socialized into the medical environment. They are trained to view patients as the "other." The medical humanities have been introduced into the curriculum of most medical schools as a means to counteract the possible effects of this "othering." In particular, writing exercises…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Teaching Methods, Medical Education, Consciousness Raising
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Leigh, S. Rebecca; Heid, Karen A. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2008
This eight-week study supports the view that literacy learning is multimodal (Berghoff et al., 2000). It contributes to existing research (Dyson, 1986; Gardner, 1980; Hubbard, 1989; Hubbard & Ernst, 1996; Olshansky, 2007, 2008; Skupa, 1985) on the communicability of drawing and writing as vehicles through which children make and share meaning.…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Freehand Drawing, Writing (Composition), Literacy Education
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