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Schmidt, Kimberly McDavid; Beucher, Becky – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2018
We contend that multimodal literary responses offer a space for students to integrate art in the interactive composing process in a way that fosters creativity that normative schooling practices often foreclose. In this qualitative study of three African American fifth-grade students' design processes, we theorize literacy as embodied to analyse…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Art Education, Integrated Curriculum, Creativity
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Wells, Trish; Sandretto, Susan – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2017
This paper argues that process drama is a productive pedagogy with multiple affordances for multiliteracies. We describe an exploratory study in which two teachers from a rural New Zealand primary school used process drama pedagogy in the literacy programme. Analysis of the initial and exit teacher interviews, lesson transcripts and transcripts of…
Descriptors: Drama, Teaching Methods, Literacy Education, Rural Schools
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McLauchlan, Debra – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2017
"Playlinks," the project documented in this paper, contributed a theatre-based artist-in-the-classroom study to the Community Arts Zone initiative. "Playlinks" involved 248 elementary school classrooms in pre- and post-production workshops connected to live theatre that visited their schools. Data sources included researcher…
Descriptors: Drama, Artists, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education
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Affouneh, Saida; Hargreaves, Eleanore – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2015
Drawing on pictures, written sentences and interview contributions, this article explores some Palestinian children's perspectives in order to gain insights into some children's classroom fear in the light of its potential influence on learning. After presenting some existing research indicating a negative relationship between fear and young…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fear, Student Attitudes, Correlation
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Shanahan, Lynn E.; Flury-Kashmanian, Caroline – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2014
Research and pedagogical information provided to teachers on implementing explicit strategy instruction has primarily focused on teachers' speech, with limited attention to other modes of communication, such as gesture and artefacts. This interpretive case study investigates two teachers' use of different semiotic resources when introducing…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Elementary School Students
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Kamberelis, George – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2013
In this article, I share results from a year-long qualitative study that focused on the emergent production of a classroom culture and the social identities most valued in that culture. I collected observational data, interview data and archival data throughout the school year in one self-contained fourth-grade classroom. Using a combination of…
Descriptors: School Culture, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices
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Flynn, Naomi – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2013
Schools in England have recently undergone a shift in their pupil demographic, which in part reflects changing patterns of trans-European migration since the accession of new member states to the EU in 2004 and 2007. There is evidence that this shift is one experienced not just in inner-city schools most commonly associated with minority ethnic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Immigration
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Hargreaves, Eleanore – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2012
This article examines feedback traditionally given by teachers in schools. Such feedback tends to focus on children's acquisition and retrieval of externally prescribed knowledge which is then assessed against mandated tests. It suggests that, from a sociocultural learning perspective, feedback directed towards such objectives may limit children's…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Observation, Interviews, Elementary School Students