Creativity in the Classroom

An Innovative Approach to Integrate Arts Education

Author: Sarah Gulish,Stefanie Elfstrom

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9463009590

Category: Education

Page: 14

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Creativity in the Classroom: An Innovative Approach to Integrate Arts Education provides curricular ideas for enhancing creative work in the classroom through the lens of integrative arts. The authors, both Art and Music Educators, provide practical ways in which to engage in creative thinking and making that can be applied to a variety of educational settings. Their work stems from years in the classroom teaching an integrative arts course at a public school in the United States. Through exploring big ideas such as identity, expression, storytelling, impact, and reaction, students learn to engage in a variety of creative art forms and work with others to create work that is meaningful. Each unit or big idea of study includes an explanation of the philosophy behind the unit, an overview of project ideas, and sample student workbook pages. Assessment strategies are provided with sample rubrics for evaluating student work.
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A Vocal Advocate: an Arts Advocacy Workbook

Author: Susan Riley

Publisher: Susan Riley

ISBN: 1470034980

Category: Art and state

Page: 102

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This workbook has been developed specifically for arts area teachers (visual art, music, drama and dance) as a way to learn how to advocate the importance of their individual programs within the school community. This interactive book focuses on developing relationships with the school staff, students, parents and local community, as well as using social media, traditional media avenues and networking through conferences and professional development. If you're looking for positive techniques that will showcase your program and advocate for its rightful position at the local bargaining table during these difficult budget times, this is the book for you!
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Arts and Learning

An Integrated Approach to Teaching and Learning in Multicultural and Multilingual Settings

Author: Merryl Ruth Goldberg

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780801316074

Category: Arts

Page: 201

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This innovative book focuses on learning through as well as learning about the arts. It explores numerous ways in which the arts-visual, literary, and performing-can be integrated across the K-8 curriculum via national and state standards in arts education. The third edition of Integrating the Arts: An Approach to Teaching and Learning in Multicultural and Multilingual Setting reflects contemporary theory and practice and promotes ideas and skills that tap children's propensity for creativity and critical thinking. Merryl Goldberg provides numerous strategies and examples of learning through classroom activities such as music, dance, and poetry.
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Everyday Artists

Inquiry and Creativity in the Early Childhood Classroom

Author: Dana Frantz Bentley

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807772062

Category: Education

Page: 159

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Integrating the Performing Arts in Grades K–5

Author: Rekha S. Rajan

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452203954

Category: Education

Page: 229

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This book offers practical solutions to teaching the performing arts by integrating them into math, science, social studies, and language arts in Grades K–5.
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Creativity in Primary Education

Author: Anthony Wilson

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473907179

Category: Education

Page: 272

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“An alien spaceship crash landed in my playground today” For one primary school in England, this was not an ordinary day. It was a fabulous day of inspiration, writing, drawing, discovering and learning for the pupils, the staff and the parents. But the best thing of all? The only truly out of the ordinary thing was the alien spaceship. So how do you make creativity a more everyday part of primary teaching? Teachers and trainees agree that creativity is a fabulous thing. But to get creative approaches into everyday teaching, you need to tackle the question - what is creativity? This book explores this question in an accessible and practical way. It helps trainees to do more than ‘know it when they see it’, by helping them to understand the separate and very diverse elements of creativity. The third edition of this popular text retains key material, but it has been updated and revised to include two new chapters on the creative curriculum, along with links throughout to the Standards and the new National Curriculum. This book will help you enhance your teaching so you and the children in your class can be: fellow explorers, adventurous discoverers and spontaneous investigators!
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The Teacher Development Continuum in the United States and China

Summary of a Workshop

Author: National Research Council,Policy and Global Affairs,Board on International Scientific Organizations,U.S. National Commission on Mathematics Instruction

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309163569

Category: Education

Page: 68

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In 1999, Liping Ma published her book Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics: Teachers' Understanding of Fundamental Mathematics in the United States and China, which probed the kinds of knowledge that elementary school teachers need to convey mathematical concepts and procedures effectively to their students. Later that year, Roger Howe, a member of the U.S. National Commission on Mathematics Instruction (USNC/MI), reviewed the book for the Notices of the American Mathematical Society, concluding that it 'has lessons for all educational policymakers.' Intrigued by the idea of superrank teachers, the USNC/MI sponsored a workshop entitled 'The Teacher Development Continuum in the United States and China'. The purpose of the workshop was to examine the structure of the mathematics teaching profession in the United States and China. The main presentations and discussion from the workshop are summarized in this volume.
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The Problem of Assessment in Art and Design

Author: Trevor Rayment

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 184150145X

Category: Education

Page: 124

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With its inevitable dependency on the essential, and often contested, nature of art, the subject of assessment or evaluation in art and design education remains a matter of continuing controversy. This collection of essays examines the principal issues as they relate to the main phases of formal education, from primary to post-compulsory.Together, the papers provide an historical and philosophical analysis of the present state of assessment in art and design in our schools and colleges, and significantly, they map out some possible directions for reform.
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Teaching in Nursing and Role of the Educator

The Complete Guide to Best Practice in Teaching, Evaluation and Curriculum Development

Author: Rn Marilyn H Oermann Phd

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826195547

Category: Holistic medicine

Page: 393

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This all-inclusive text on teaching in nursing is by one of the pre-eminent nurse educators in the United States: Dr. Marilyn Oermann. The only book to focus on the full academic role, it is designed to provide graduate-level nursing students with all of the competencies essential for effective teaching. This evidence-based text encompasses both theoretical and practical information and includes content on teaching and learning, assessment and evaluation, curriculum development, using technology, teaching in simulation, learning lab and online courses, models for clinical teaching, scholarship and evidence-based education, and other components of the educator role.
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Improving Teaching and Learning in the Arts

Author: Gloria Callaway,Mary Kear

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135709882

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Covers the contribution of arts to children's learning from Art and Design, Design for Technology to Drama and Music. The book also looks at the state of the arts in primary schools, and includes an evaluation of the relationships between the arts and those moral, spiritual, cultural and social values which impinge on all aspects of the arts and arts education. Each subject within the arts curriculum is considered separately to illustrate the general and specific issues which influence the work of the class teacher. The book also takes on the current thorny issue of assessment, recording and reporting, offering strategies for ways of responding to children's work, and suggestions for accumulating evidence on which to base assessment.
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Online Learning in Music

Foundations, Frameworks, and Practices

Author: Judith Bowman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019998820X

Category: Music

Page: 368

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Online Learning in Music: Foundations, Frameworks, and Practices offers fresh insights into the growth of online learning in music, perspectives on theoretical models for design and development of online courses, principles for good practice in online education, and an agenda for future research. Author Judith Bowman provides a complete overview of online education in music, including guidelines and accreditation standards for online instruction as well as a look at current research on online learning in music. She also explores several theoretical models for online course design, development, and implementation, before presenting a creative approach to online course design, both for fully online and also for blended courses. As a whole, the book challenges stereotypical views of professors as "sage on the stage" or "guide on the side," characterizing the online professor instead as Director of Learning. Necessary reading for all who work in online learning in music, it also suggests important ways both to prevent problems and also to resolve those that do arise.
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Nurturing Creativity in the Classroom

Author: Ronald A. Beghetto,James C. Kaufman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139496956

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

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Nurturing Creativity in the Classroom is a groundbreaking collection of essays by leading scholars, who examine and respond to the tension that many educators face in valuing student creativity but believing that they cannot support it given the curricular constraints of the classroom. Is it possible for teachers to nurture creative development and expression without drifting into curricular chaos? Do curricular constraints necessarily lead to choosing conformity over creativity? This book combines the perspectives of top educators and psychologists to generate practical advice for considering and addressing the challenges of supporting creativity within the classroom. It is unique in its balance of practical recommendations for nurturing creativity and thoughtful appreciation of curricular constraints. This approach helps ensure that the insights and advice found in this collection will take root in educators' practice, rather than being construed as yet another demand placed on their overflowing plate of responsibilities.
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The Ecology of School

Author: David Zandvliet

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9462092214

Category: Education

Page: 124

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This book describes and documents one school’s experiences in achieving their environmental literacy goals through the development of a place-based learning environment. Through this iniative, a longitudinal, descriptive case study began at the Bowen Island Community School to both support and advocate for ecological literacy, while helping the school realize its broad environmental learning goals. Conceptualised as an intensive case study of a learning environment (with an environmental education focus), the program was part of a larger ecological literacy project conducted in association with preservice and graduate education programs at a nearby university and research centre. Following both (empirical) learning environments and participatory (ethnographic) research methods, the project is described from a variety of perspectives: students, teachers, teacher educators, researchers and administrators. The volume describes a variety of forms of place-based education that teachers devised and implemented at the school while giving evidence of the development of a supportive and positive place-based learning environment. The programs and initiatives described in this volume provide the reader with insights for the development of place-based programming more generally . The final chapter outlines participatory methods and action research efforts used to evaluate the success of the project and recounts the development and validation of a learning environment instrument to assist with this process. The new instrument coupled with qualitative descriptions of the learning environment experienced by many at the school give unique insights into the various ways the study of learning environments (as a methodology) may be explored.
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Drama and Education

Performance Methodologies for Teaching and Learning

Author: Manon van de Water,Mary McAvoy,Kristin Hunt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317628934

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 258

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Drama and Education provides a practical, comprehensive guide to drama as a tool for teaching and learning. It is among the first practical drama and performance textbooks that address brain-based, neuroscientific research, making the argument that creativity is necessary in our lives, that embodied learning is natural and essential, and that contextual learning helps us find our place in society in relationship to other peoples and cultures. As well as a historical and theoretical overview of the field, it provides rationale and techniques for several specific methodologies: linear drama, process-oriented drama, drama for social justice, and performance art. Each approach is supplemented with sample lesson plans, activities, ideas for differentiation, and extensive bibliographies. The topics are discussed from five key angles: • Historical and theoretical foundations • Curricular applications • Practical toolkits for a range of classrooms and learning environments • Different strategies for lesson plans • Extension options for longer workshops. Alongside these core methods, the integration of other innovative forms—from performance art to Theatre of the Oppressed—into drama-based learning is explored, as well as the pragmatic concerns such as assessment, planning, and advocacy for arts learning and arts education partnerships. Drama and Education is the comprehensive textbook for teachers and students on Applied Theatre and Theatre and Education courses.
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The 1:1 Roadmap

Setting the Course for Innovation in Education

Author: Andrew P. Marcinek

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483339610

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Technology is more than just “Computer Class;” it is a literacy that must be threaded throughout the fabric of a school. In a 1:1 environment, you’re preparing students to be responsible citizens of the physical and digital worlds. But it’s easy to get overwhelmed with devices; you have to have a plan for technology that keeps learning at center stage. Here you’ll find a solid plan for designing a technology initiative that fuels student learning. Real-life examples, lessons, and interviews with stakeholders show you Why a 1:1 program is not only achievable but also beneficial and necessary How to choose the right devices The best ways to prepare teachers through professional development Best practices for instruction and personalization in a 1:1 environment It’s more essential than ever to integrate digital and information literacy into the fabric of our schools. This practical resource will get you started on the journey.
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Visual Knowing

Connecting Art and Ideas Across the Curriculum

Author: Donovan R. Walling

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412914499

Category: Education

Page: 90

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Through lesson planning ideas, key words, resources, and visual thinking questions, this innovative resource demonstrates how visual arts can be used to teach across all subject areas.
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Using Technology to Unlock Musical Creativity

Author: Scott Watson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199911118

Category: Music

Page: 350

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It has never been easier or more fun for students to compose, improvise, arrange, and produce music and music-related projects than with today's technology. Written in a practical, accessible manner, Using Technology to Unlock Musical Creativity offers both a framework for and practical tips on the technology tools best suited for encouraging students' authentic musical creativity. Author Scott Watson makes a compelling case for creativity-based music learning through eight teacher-tested principles that access, nurture, and develop students' potential for musical expression. Example after example illustrates each principle in a variety of music teaching and technology scenarios. Watson also includes practical ideas for technology-based creative music activities, locating lesson plans and other resources, and assessing creative work. The book provides detailed plans for dozens of attractive projects, each linked to MENC National Standards, and also offers suggestions for making adaptations according to grade level and technology proficiency. Additionally, it includes a valuable section of resources with tips for setting up a computer music workstation, a plain-language description of how digital audio works, and a music education technology glossary. Most of the activities described can be carried out by novice users with free or low-cost music applications. The book also features a comprehensive companion website with dozens of audio and video examples as well as many downloadable worksheets, rubrics, and activity files. Visit the companion website at www.oup.com/us/musicalcreativity.
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Stability and Change

Innovation in an Educational Context

Author: Sheila Rosenblum,Karen Seashore Louis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461332346

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Nearly a century ago, Emile Durkheim founded the sociology of educa tion on the French cultural and structural premise that the function of educators is to transmit culture from one generation to the next. The clarity of his vision was aided by the era, the place, and the actors in the learning environment. His was an era when the relatively seamless web of western culture, although ripping and straining, was still intact. The place, post-Napoleonic France, was vertically stratified and elaborately structured. And the teachers had reason to think they were agents of authority, whereas most students, during school hours at least, behaved as if they were the objects of that authority. Underlying the very notion of a sociology of education, then, was a visible and pervasive aura of a system and order that was culturally prescribed. Scholars of American education have yearned for such systems before and since Durkheim. Every European and English model has been emulated in a more or less winsome manner, from the Boston Latin School of the 1700s to the Open Education programs of the 1960s. In the last quarter century of research, it has begun to dawn on us, however, that no matter how hard American educators try, they do not build a system.
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Representations of Working in Arts Education

Stories of Learning and Teaching

Author: Narelle Lemon,Susanne Garvis,Christopher Klopper

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1783201878

Category: Education

Page: 187

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Arts education provides students with valuable opportunities to experience and build knowledge and skills in self expression, imagination, creative and collaborative problem solving, communication, creation of shared meanings, and respect for self and others. Engagement in quality arts education has also been said to positively affect overall academic achievement, engagement in learning, and development of empathy towards others. The integration of the arts in education is an internationally recognized phenomenon: it is a modern trend to organize the curriculum in an integrated and interdisciplinary manner. The Arts is seen to encompass different things in different contexts, including but not limited to the performing arts (music, dance, drama, and theatre), visual arts, media, industrial arts, and literary arts. Currently in Australia, each educational jurisdiction has developed its own frameworks and repertoire of describing what happens in arts education learning. In this book arts education is used as an encompassing umbrella term referenced to The Arts learning area in the Australian curriculum. "
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