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Blomgren, Henriette – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2019
This article contributes to the knowledge about artist-teacher collaboration by focusing on aesthetic processes in a partnership between pedagogues and artists in two Danish kindergartens over a period of 18 months. The research is within the framework of action research and links to the development project, "European Children of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Aesthetics, Artists
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Lavina, Leanne; Lawson, Fiona – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2019
How do we develop understanding of our teacher identities and what can aesthetic modes offer to assist reflection and learning about shifting images of identity? These questions provoked our auto-ethnographic project. As two experienced early childhood teachers, we found ourselves transitioning into new professional terrain as teacher-researcher…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Preschool Teachers, Ethnography, Reflection
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Borg, Margareta – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2019
This qualitative study investigated how a group of three-year-old preschool children use the drawing application "Doodlecast" on iPads. The smoothness, rapid response, and distinctive digital visual expressions of the tablet provided visual feedback that influenced the children's preferences for colors. "Doodlecast" seemed to…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Yu, Jacqueline Lye Wai; Garces-Bacsal, Rhoda Myra; Wright, Susan Kay – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
This study investigates young children's responses to viewing artworks in a preschool setting. Based on the responses of 15 children aged five to six years during five art viewing sessions in a preschool in Singapore, the study examines features of what young children see, think and feel when they view artworks. These sessions were facilitated by…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Visual Arts, Creativity, Imagination
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Kilinc, Sultan; Chapman, Kathryn; Kelley, Michael F.; Adams, Korbi; Millinger, Jenny – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
This study examines how the Early Years Educators at Play (EYEPlay) professional development (PD) program transformed preschool teachers' reconceptualization of children's learning identities and abilities. The EYEPlay PD model was a yearlong program, which integrated drama strategies into literacy practices within classroom contexts.…
Descriptors: Drama, Concept Formation, Young Children, Faculty Development
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Pitts, Stephanie E. – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
The Soundplay project ran in four early years settings in Sheffield, UK, in 2014-15, using a series of music workshops to attempt to increase the music and language attainment of children aged two to four years. The associated research investigated the impact of the programme, using a combination of observation, music and language tracker tools,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Music Activities, Workshops
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Solberg, Ingunn – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
The basis for my article is how, and if, a collaborative land art project can provide opportunities for such co-creating as suggested in the national framework plan for preschools, which explicitly states the child as a co-creator of a shared expressive culture. I further wish to propose land art as a meaningful cultural practice, closely…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Teaching Methods, Art Education, Preschool Education
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Blatt-Gross, Carolina – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2013
Because students spontaneously exhibit aesthetic and rhythmic acts in the classroom and human beings across the world have engaged in the arts for thousands of years, this study argues that artful behavior represents an inherent and significant human proclivity. Exploring the tension between the human predisposition and the physical and mental…
Descriptors: Art, Student Experience, Preschool Children, Elementary School Students
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Mages, Wendy K. – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2013
This research analyzes the techniques, strategies, and philosophical foundations that contributed to the quality and maintenance of a strong theatre-in-education ensemble. This study details how the company selected ensemble members and describes the work environment the company developed to promote collaboration and encourage actor-teacher…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Artists, Art Teachers, Administrators
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Powell, Kimberly; Serriere, Stephanie – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2013
As educators and scholars in social studies and art education respectively, we describe two visual methods from our own research and teaching in pre-K to university settings that are embedded in visual practices. We underscore their transformative potential by using Maxine Greene's (1995) ideas of the education of perception as a critical means…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Social Justice, Photography, Theater Arts
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Nevanen, Saila; Juvonen, Antti; Ruismaki, Heikki – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2011
In this article we explore the realisation of an art education project as multiprofessional cooperation. The multiprofessional collaboration pair in this study consisted of an artist working together with a teacher. This resulted in activities, which all actors, artists, teachers and administrators saw to be at an especially high level, both…
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Cooperation, Artists, Preschool Teachers
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Wright, Susan – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2007
This arts-based research illustrates how young children engage in "graphic-narrative play"--a personal fantasy-based experience depicted on paper--while representing imaginary worlds centered on the topic, "what the future will be like". The descriptions show how the children not only made representations, but also manipulated…
Descriptors: Play, Fantasy, Young Children, Childrens Art
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Roulston, Kathryn – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2006
This qualitative study examined young children's music preferences through group conversations with children, interviews with parents, and non-participant observation of classroom settings in daycare and elementary classrooms. Data were analyzed inductively to generate themes, and revealed that (1) children expressed distinct preferences for an…
Descriptors: Music, Childhood Interests, Rock Music, Listening