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Hipp, Jamie; Sulentic Dowell, Margaret-Mary – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2019
This case study investigates the factors that challenge and support preservice teachers' (PST) arts integration beliefs and practices. The participants include a total of 74 PSTs enrolled in a mandatory university arts course at a large Southern university across three consecutive semesters. Concurrent with arts class enrollment, PSTs are also…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods, Art Activities, Art Education
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Casciano, Rebecca; Cherfas, Lina; Jobson-Ahmed, Lauren – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2019
Little is known about the connection between arts-integrated education and social-emotional learning, particularly for students with disabilities. This paper draws on data from a case study of a federally-funded arts integration program called Everyday Arts for Special Education (EASE) to identify the mechanisms by which arts-integrated teaching…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Art Education, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Beese, Jane A.; Martin, Jennifer L. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2019
The concept of flow, or being so immersed in an activity that awareness of self becomes inextricable from the action, and motivational theory can work collectively to help us better understand how fine arts curricula can impact student learning. In this article, we use Csikszentmihaliyi's concept of flow as a way to explore high school students'…
Descriptors: High School Students, Art Education, Student Experience, Learner Engagement
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Goldstein, Thalia R.; Lerner, Matthew D.; Paterson, Sarah; Jaeggi, Lena; Toub, Tamara Spiewak; Hirsh-Pasek, Kathryn; Golinkof, Roberta – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2019
Arts programs are often credited with helping children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) gain cognitive and social skills. As with all claims of transfer from experience in the arts to abilities in non-arts domains, empirical evidence is mixed, and often criticized for both imprecise methodologies and a lack of connection back to the art form…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Program Effectiveness
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Garrett, Robyne; Dawson, Katie; Meiners, Jeff; Wrench, Alison – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2018
Contemporary schooling produces unequal educational outcomes in Australia and across the globe. While mandated high-stakes tests supposedly place all students on a common scale, they can limit pedagogic practices and often fail to recognize the "abilities" or embodied knowledge of many children. In addressing these challenges,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Art Education, Integrated Activities
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Davidson, Skylar – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2018
Research suggests that incorporating diverse active learning approaches, including creative and entertaining activities, into a class helps sustain students' attention and improve their ability to engage with the complex problems of the modern world. This study investigates how two different artistic classroom activities, one based in performing…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Class Activities, Active Learning, Visual Arts
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McDermott, Kevin; Hinchion, Carmel; McGivern, Alicia; Meade, Della – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2018
This article looks back on the professional development offered to teachers of English to support them in their teaching of film since the introduction of film into the English syllabus in Ireland in 1998. It focuses on three inter-related elements: the interpretation or reading of film; the pedagogy that supports this interpretation; the…
Descriptors: Films, Teaching Methods, Workshops, English Instruction
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Walton, Calvin Wesley – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2018
This case study examines the relationship between school-based performing arts participation and academic identity development for African American male high school students. Participants addressed how their engagement in a school-based performing arts program influenced their academic achievement and school experiences. The researcher used…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Art Education, Correlation, African American Students
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O'Rourke, Susan; Spencer, Kevin; Kelley, Frances – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2018
The development and initial psychometric investigation of the Hocus Focus Analytics (HFA) Scale, an instrument to measure student growth and outcomes using an arts-integrated teaching approach, is reported. A 15-item instrument consisting of five subscales (cognitive, motor, communication, social skills and creativity) was developed to measure the…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Student Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
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Shaw, Louise J.; Valerie, Lynda M. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2018
In this article, the authors consider the role that arts-integrated writing might play in shaping student learning opportunities. It explores the topic of using photos, drawings, and other images in the classroom as visual texts to mediate personal expression, thinking, and learning with language-based texts. Existing literature on multimodal…
Descriptors: Role, Art, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
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Levin, Scott R.; Cai, Fei; Noronha, Nicole; Wald, Hedy S.; Daniel, Michelle M. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2017
Objectives: The humanities, including narrative arts, are a valuable tool to foster reflection for professionally competent clinical practice. Integrating such study into traditional medical school curricula can prove challenging. A preclinical elective on opera and medicine was developed and piloted at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Medical Schools, Medical Education, Opera
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Chen, Vicky – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2017
This paper is a self-study that uses the lens of Vygotsky's four phases of sign acquisition to examine one student writer's development of voice through writing produced from 5th grade through her second year of graduate school (17 years). Growing up as a twin--and as a visually impaired individual--the author learned how to use the written word…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Skill Development, Longitudinal Studies, Elementary School Students
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Lakind, Alexandra – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2017
In recent years, the concept "making" has been claimed by "The Maker Movement." While making offers great potential (and resources) for art integration in informal learning sites, maker discourse is often intertwined with a neoliberal mission. For example, movement leaders glorify Steve Jobs and hark on the myth that hobbies…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Conflict, Art Education, Shared Resources and Services
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Leigh, S. Rebecca – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2017
In this three-month qualitative study, 36 pre and in-service teachers were invited to create and write poems from four idea bundles (e.g., the mixed bundle, the verbal bundle, the visual bundle, and the arranged bundle) in response to four picture book read alouds that address themes of abandonment (Wild, 2006), homelessness (Wild, 2007),…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Poetry, Writing Instruction, Writing Strategies
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LeMire, Steven D.; Achtenberg, Lindsay; Opp, Dean – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2017
The purpose of this study was to evaluate a summer performing arts (SPA) program using elements of a servant leadership model to assess potential impacts of a SPA program on leadership skills development. High school students enrolled in a SPA program were given both a pre- and post-survey that included leadership questions. There was a growth in…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, High School Students, Summer Programs, Art Education
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