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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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Rissanen, Mari-Jatta – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
This article reports a study on an encounter between preschoolers and contemporary photography. The article has two aims: first, it elucidates preschoolers' meaning-making when viewing photographs, and second, it investigates the possible benefits of using contemporary photography as a forum for prompting children's aesthetic agency in early…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education, Photography, Constructivism (Learning)
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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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Hatzigianni, Maria; Miller, Melinda G.; Quiñones, Gloria – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
This paper examines Karagiozis--Greek shadow puppet theatre for children--as a way to explore how the Arts might support socially just education in the early years. As authors from diverse cultural backgrounds with different experiences of arriving and residing in Australia, we consider themes of social justice identified in a Karagiozis play and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Puppetry, Teaching Methods, Social Justice
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Broome, Jeffrey L. – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
Multi-age classrooms feature the intentional grouping of students from consecutive grade levels for the purpose of fostering a nurturing classroom atmosphere. While an abundance of research on multi-age education has been produced throughout the past 50 years, only recent efforts have seen researchers turn their attention to the experiences of art…
Descriptors: Art Teachers, Observation, Comparative Analysis, Mixed Age Grouping
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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