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Mizusawa, Ken – Teaching Artist Journal, 2019
In this article, I outline and theorize about a series of three lessons on playwriting I conducted in a secondary English Literature classroom in Singapore using drama improvisation strategies that I name drama-based playwriting, or DBP. I advance the argument that this genre of creative writing is best taught through the medium of drama so as to…
Descriptors: Playwriting, English Literature, Secondary Education, Drama
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McDonald, Denise; Vines, Rachel – Teaching Artist Journal, 2019
Teacher- and student-generated sketches can spawn meaningful note-taking and instructional processes for enhancing learning and knowledge retention.
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Notetaking, Retention (Psychology), Learning Processes
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Trimble, Sandra – Teaching Artist Journal, 2019
In January 2019, third graders at Penns Manor Elementary used known math skills and new math skills to draft a pattern and dress a four harness loom to create a woven wall hanging. Twelve core students learned the basic skills and then taught their peers and classroom teachers under the guidance of teaching artist Sandra Trimble. It turned out to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Art Education, Integrated Curriculum, Mathematics Skills
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Schmidt, Erin Joy – Teaching Artist Journal, 2019
The word "performance" is the basis for our medium. It's what we work toward, look forward to, and talk about with endless fervor. But does this word, this concept, this idea, actually stifle learning, artistic expression, and growth? As a director and professor of theatre for the past 13 years, I have watched this word become the knave…
Descriptors: Performance, Theater Arts, Student Attitudes, College Faculty
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Mamvuto, Attwell – Teaching Artist Journal, 2019
African art education discourse is deeply enshrined in community visual arts and its programming. This article is an analytical narrative documentation of anecdotal historical debate on art education in Zimbabwe. The referential data-based entry provides a historical analysis of the evolution of art education and its programming as a post-CIET…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Visual Arts, Educational History
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Trommer-Beardslee, Heather; Dasen, Ann; Pangle, Wiline; Batzner, Jay – Teaching Artist Journal, 2019
In 2016, professors representing Biology, Dance, Music, and Theatre and dance program students created "Dunes," a performance piece that depicts the ecological succession of Michigan's sand dunes. The process used to make this work is a direct representation of the steps that Team Hyena Puppet, a collective of teaching artists and…
Descriptors: Puppetry, Science Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, College Faculty
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Robinson, Shantay – Teaching Artist Journal, 2019
As the arts are integral to shaping our culture, rigorous education that will prepare art students to create compelling artworks is necessary. Employing a tool such as Bloom's Taxonomy aids instructors in creating assignments that fulfill high-order concerns in the art-writing classroom. Because writing is one way for would-be artists to shape…
Descriptors: Art Education, Writing Instruction, Course Objectives, Course Descriptions
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Bergstrom, Barbara – Teaching Artist Journal, 2019
If the roles students play earning an MFA and the work they pursue after graduation vary considerably, how do those within MFA programs prepare students for professional lives? Where does one's sense of self as an art student begin to shift toward a professional identity? This article addresses literature about earning the degree and the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Professional Identity, Thinking Skills
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Beale, Sam – Teaching Artist Journal, 2018
This article considers ideas about the performance of personal stories in stand-up comedy that emerged during a teaching and performance project in a refugee camp in Palestine. After experimenting with a range of stand-up techniques and approaches, participants created public performances sharing their experiences of life under military occupation.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comedy, Performance, Refugees
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Carter, Katrina – Teaching Artist Journal, 2018
Dr. Katrina Carter shares some of the challenges and successes she encountered when incorporating Audio Description (AD) into an undergraduate circus module in the UK, for the first time. She demonstrates how, by considering diverse audiences, access tools can enhance the creative process for the artists themselves. Forcing them to question what,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods, Audio Equipment, Story Telling
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Heinemeyer, Catherine – Teaching Artist Journal, 2018
The need for dialogue between diverse groups within society is pressing, but the shrinking of shared public space makes it difficult for storytelling to cross social divides. Through an evolving practice of multi-artform "storyhacking," I and various collaborators have attempted to facilitate creative intercommunity dialogue by indirect…
Descriptors: Dialogs (Language), Story Telling, Creativity, Social Differences
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Bhandari, Anooj – Teaching Artist Journal, 2018
The interruption of the school-to-prison pipeline has had a greater presence in many educational policies across the nation, many of these outlining Restorative Justice as a step toward the deconstruction of that system. In looking at policy asks, a question comes up as to how a culture change can be funded that can allow restorative practices to…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Justice, Social Change, Racial Bias
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Greenberg, Nisse – Teaching Artist Journal, 2018
A meditation from a storytelling teacher on my attempts to construct rules and guidelines for my work. This semi-narrative internal dialogue attempts to explore both the ways in which my identity shapes a learning environment and the ways I can create structures in my teaching practice that undermine the structural imbalance of our society.
Descriptors: Story Telling, Guidelines, Self Concept, Teacher Attitudes
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Blei, Micaela – Teaching Artist Journal, 2018
The Moth is a nonprofit performing arts organization dedicated to true stories told live, and its education programs make space for students and educators to tell their stories. In this edited transcript of a panel discussion given by student alumni of Moth storytelling programs, participants discuss the impact of personal narrative performance on…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Academic Achievement, Student Experience, Story Telling
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Odsess-Rubin, Adam – Teaching Artist Journal, 2018
Social Activism Through Theater" chronicles the author's first full year as a teaching artist in New York City, including the launch of National Queer Theater and its inaugural show, Speechless, as well as his experiences investigating film and storytelling with teenagers at the Refugee Youth Summer Academy.
Descriptors: Activism, Social Action, Theater Arts, Art
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