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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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Davis, Susan – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2018
This case study reports on an arts-based project called "Tree-Mappa," one that sought to engage primary-school children in learning about their local environment through significant trees. Pedagogical approaches featured the use of arts-based strategies as the means for activating cognitive and affective responses and learning. The frame…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
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Li, Dan – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2018
Issues-based art education encourages students to express their perspectives on different social issues through art making. In this article, the author discusses racial issues with middle school students through contemporary artwork discussion and hands-on poster making. The difficulties that students encounter in their poster making session will…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Art Education, Middle School Students, Social Problems
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Haberlin, Steve – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
During this inquiry, I describe my journey as a beginning arts-based researcher, using this methodological approach to explore the "peak experiences" of five, second-grade gifted students in a general classroom. Concerned with collecting valid data from young children through traditional interviewing techniques, I turned to Arts-Based…
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Research, Creative Activities, Grade 2
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Pöllänen, Sinikka; Ruotsalainen, Kati – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
The aim of this study was to investigate the ways in which textile materials and techniques are expressed in contemporary art in Finland. The first phase of data collection was to identify a population of Finnish artists who use textile craft-based forms in their art and who produce their works themselves. After that, six discretionary selected…
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Activities, Handicrafts, Art Products
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Buono, Alexia; Gonzalez, Charles H. – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
In this article, the authors (then two doctoral students) describe their methodology of engaging in an interdisciplinary, collaborative doctoral arts-based research (ABR) project. Education and the arts were integrated utilizing dance methods of bodily writing and performative inquiry to strengthen the analysis of dissertation findings in the…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Research Methodology, Graduate Students, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Whiteland, Susan R. – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
Intergenerational programs often reduce ageism and stereotypical thinking. This author uses a mixed methods case study to investigate how attitudes may change when older adults and children participate in an intergenerational art project. The research question, "Is there a positive correlation in children's attitudes toward older adults and…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Intergenerational Programs, Puppetry, Elementary School Students
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Chisholm, James S.; Whitmore, Kathryn F. – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
Situated at the intersection of research on Holocaust education and embodied literacies this study examines how an arts-based instructional approach engaged middle school learners in developing empathetic perspectives on the Anne Frank narrative. We addressed the research question: What can adolescents who are using their bodies to gain empathy…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Art Activities, Middle School Students, Empathy
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Kaimal, Girija; Drescher, Jon; Fairbank, Holly; Gonzaga, Adele M. L.; Junkin, Janelle S.; White, George P. – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
This qualitative study presents an analysis of how guided visits to an art museum can provide leadership lessons for developing school leaders. The principal interns participated in teaching artists-facilitated guided arts engagement sessions at a large metropolitan museum. The sessions included art-making, observations of portraiture in the…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Museums, Art Products, Leadership Training
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Silo, Nthalivi; Khudu-Petersen, Kelone – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
The research presented in this paper draws on a study in the Kgalagari region of Botswana where participant observation workshops were conducted to illustrate the impact of using the Arts in Education approach (AiE). This approach was used through traditional storytelling in lessons on environmental issues in a rural primary school in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Participant Observation, Workshops, Story Telling
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Hauge, Torunn Bakken; Paulsen, Anne Synnøve; Ødemotland, Siv – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
This article investigates the process of devising strategy in an intercultural Baltic-Nordic setting. Sixty teacher education participants collaborated on an interdisciplinary artistic production based on Norwegian folk beliefs and wights through an intensive, week-long program called Nordplus. Using this as a case study, we explored how the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Dramatics, Creative Activities
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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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Groman, Jennifer L. – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2015
This article outlines an activity that uses sculpture with pre-service teachers to facilitate the creation and articulation of their educational philosophies. The author describes the purpose and added benefits of this activity. A short review of relevant literature embeds arts based practices in historical foundations as well as in a growing…
Descriptors: Sculpture, Preservice Teachers, Art Education, Art Activities
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Bertling, Joy G. – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2015
Bowers (2001) described how our ecological crisis is marked by metaphors of difference and separation. By adopting an ecological paradigm, students have the opportunity to move past harmful distinctions that have characterized relations with the earth. Instead, students can move to a deep recognition of the interconnectedness of living things.…
Descriptors: Empathy, Mixed Methods Research, Place Based Education, Art Education
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