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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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Mars, Annette – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
This article presents a study investigating musical learning among 9th grade adolescents in a Swedish lower secondary school. The adolescents collaboratively composed songs for a self-written musical, which they taught to their peers. The purpose of the study was to explore the ways in which adolescents acquire musical knowledge in this specific…
Descriptors: Music, Theater Arts, Music Education, Secondary School Students
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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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Collins, Anita – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
Generalist teacher educators in Australia are struggling with an impossible expectation in the area of arts education. This is due to a cascading trio of systemic issues. Firstly generalist teachers are entering their teacher education courses with variable and often minimal personal arts training. Secondly they are ill supported to improve their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Art Education
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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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Ingraham, Nissa; Nuttall, Susanne – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
This qualitative case study of a southwest regional elementary school used interviews, focus groups, and document collection to better understand how this arts-integrated school is meeting the needs of English-language learner (ELL) students, discerning increased test performance on state standardized tests. Data were analyzed using open coding.…
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Curriculum, English Language Learners, Qualitative Research
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Muccio, Leah Schoenberg; Reybold, L. Earle; Kidd, Julie – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2015
In this article, we critique the use of portraiture as a qualitative research method, emphasizing the relationship between the fundamental aspects of portraiture and the recurring themes of research quality associated with alternative qualitative inquiry. To accomplish this goal, we conducted a study of culturally responsive practices of three…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Beginning Teachers, Culturally Relevant Education
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Ghanbari, Sheena – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2015
There has been some debate and research that suggests the arts are well-suited to be combined with science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines making the STEM acronym STEAM. STEM education is an educational and political priority in the United States and is valued as a means of strengthening national security and ensuring global…
Descriptors: Art Education, STEM Education, Integrated Curriculum, College Curriculum
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Castro, Juan Carlos – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2015
Understandings of decentralized networks are increasingly used to describe a way to structure curriculum and pedagogy. It is often understood as a structural model to organize pedagogical and curricular relationships in which there is no center. While this is important it also bears introducing into the discourse that decentralized networks are…
Descriptors: Art Education, Electronic Learning, Social Networks, Secondary School Students
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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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Stride, Yvette; Cutcher, Alexandra – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2015
Responding to the literature on positive adaptability, we investigated caring relationships as they manifest as protective processes in the Visual Arts classroom. Caring relationships between teachers and their students have been isolated as one of three protective factors which help promote resilience and thus positive adaptability. The Visual…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Secondary School Students, Visual Arts, Art Education
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Vella, Raphael – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2015
Overlaps between contemporary artistic and pedagogical practices have become commonplace in debates and publications in various fields: from curating and museum studies to art education. Often, such overlaps--particularly pedagogical projects initiated by artists--have been studied from curatorial or art historical perspectives. This paper…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Artists, Art Products, School Space
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Kushins, Jodi – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2015
This essay explores the nature and importance of field trips as sites for artistic development, intellectual fulfillment, and pedagogical inspiration. The author weaves personal reflections from a professional field trip and experience teaching art education online with creative and pedagogical references to make a case for experiential learning…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Art Education, Art Teachers, Faculty Development
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Cahnmann-Taylor, Melisa; Zhang, Kuo; Bleyle, Susan Jean; Hwang, Yohan – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2015
Discrimination against Non-Native Speakers (NNS) of English in the TESOL profession is wide-spread and well-documented, despite significant evidence of NNS contributions as TESOL educators and scholars. Several scholars have argued for the importance of aesthetic and autobiographic narratives to democratize the TESOL field and showcase varieties…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Foreign Students
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Kalyn, Brenda; Campbell, Eric; McAvoy, Alekcei; Weimer, Michelle – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2015
Teacher candidates entering the world of curricula face the realities of teaching a variety of subjects, some more conceptually foreign than others. One challenging area for teacher candidates, particularly males, is in dance education (Gard, 2008; Kiley, 2010). A teacher's former dance experience, beliefs about who dances and why, personal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Dance, Dance Education
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