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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Innovation in Language Teaching and Learning

The Case of Japan

Author: Hayo Reinders,Stephen Ryan,Sachiko Nakamura

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 303012567X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 295

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This book examines a wide range of innovations in language learning and teaching in Japan. Each of the chapters describes the impetus for a change or new development in a particular context, from early childhood to adult learning, details its implementation and provides an evaluation of its success. In doing so, they provide a comprehensive overview of best practice in innovating language education from teaching practice in formal classroom settings, to self-directed learning beyond the classroom, and offer recommendations to enhance language education in Japan and beyond. The book will be of interest to scholars of applied linguistics and language development, and in particular to those involved in managing change in language education that attempts to mediate between global trends and local needs.
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Strategies to Integrate the Arts in Science

Author: Poey, Vivian

Publisher: Shell Education

ISBN: 1618139177

Category: Education

Page: 267

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This teacher-friendly resource provides practical arts-based strategies for classroom teachers to use in teaching science content. Overview information and model lessons are provided for each strategy and ideas are provided for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. The strategies addressed within the book allow teachers to make science instruction come alive and best meet students' needs.
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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: N.A

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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STEAM Education

Theory and Practice

Author: Myint Swe Khine,Shaljan Areepattamannil

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030040038

Category: Education

Page: 188

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This book looks at the value of integrating the arts and sciences in the school curriculum. It argues that this will help students further their understanding of analytical concepts through the use of creativity. The authors illustrate how schools can work towards presenting common practices, concepts, and content. Coverage features case studies and lessons learned from classrooms across the United States. The notion of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) is an emerging discipline unique in its desire to provide a well-rounded approach to education. The chapters of this volume examine STEAM in a variety of settings, from kindergarten to higher education. Readers will learn about the practical considerations involved when introducing the arts and creativity into traditionally left brain processes. This includes best practices for creating and sustaining successful STEAM initiatives in any school, college, or university. For instance, one chapter discusses novel approaches to teach writing with the scientific method in order to help students better present their ideas. The authors also detail how the arts can engage more diverse learners, including students who are not traditionally interested in STEM subjects. They provide three concrete examples of classroom-tested inquiries: designing a prosthetic arm for a child, making a paleontology investigation, and taking a closer look at the arts within roller coaster engineering. This book is an invaluable resource for teachers and teacher trainers, university faculty, researchers, and school administrators. It will also be of interest to science, mathematics, engineering, computer science, information technology, arts and design and technology teachers.
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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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For the young child, art is a way of solving problems, conceptualizing the world, and creating new possibilities. In Everyday Artists, the author addresses the disconnect that exists between the teaching of art and the way young children actually experience art. In doing so, this book questions commonly held notions and opens up exciting new possibilities for art education in the early childhood classroom. A practicing teacher herself, Bentley uses vignettes of children’s everyday activities—from block building to clean-up to outdoor play—to help teachers identify and scaffold the genuine artistic practice of young children. Book Features: Tangible examples of everyday arts experiences told through lively classroom stories.An examination of the teacher’s role with suggestions of appropriate ways to support children’s artistic expression.Clear explanations of how inquiry and creativity contribute to the overall thinking and learning of the young child.A “Voice of the Teacher” section that offers teaching strategies for extending children’s thinking and learning.A wide-range of ideas for teachers who feel they do not know how to “do” art. Dana Frantz Bentley is a teacher researcher and preschool teacher at Buckingham Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She received a Doctorate of Education, Art, and Art Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. “Much has been written about the role of the arts in education, especially about the importance of the arts to early childhood learning. Dana Frantz Bentley endows the arts with an additional and central kind of significance rooted in a broad conception of cognition.” —From the Foreword by Judith M. Burton, Teachers College, Columbia University “Like the young children she describes, Dana Frantz Bentley is an ‘everyday artist,’ making something ‘beautiful’ of her informed and thoughtful pedagogy. There is much to learn from the artful reflection and generative inquiry of this inspired early childhood educator.” —Jessica Hoffmann Davis, author of Why Our Schools Need the Arts
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Renaissance in the Classroom

Arts Integration and Meaningful Learning

Author: Gail E. Burnaford,Arnold Aprill,Cynthia Weiss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135649138

Category: Education

Page: 312

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This book invites readers to consider the possibilities for learning and growth when artists and arts educators come into a classroom and work with teachers to engage students in drama, dance, visual art, music, and media arts. It is a nuts-and-bolts guide to arts integration, across the curriculum in grades K-12, describing how students, teachers, and artists get started with arts integration, work through classroom curriculum involving the arts, and go beyond the typical "unit" to engage in the arts throughout the school year. The framework is based on six years of arts integration in the Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE). Renaissance in the Classroom: *fully explains the planning, implementation, and assessment processes in arts integration; *frames arts integration in the larger context of curriculum integration, problem-based learning, and the multiple intelligences; *provides the theoretical frameworks that connect standards-based instruction to innovative teaching and learning, and embeds arts education in the larger issue of whole school improvement; *blends a description of the arts integration process with personal stories, anecdotes, and impressions of those involved, with a wealth of examples from diverse cultural backgrounds; *tells the stories of arts integration from the classroom to the school level and introduces the dynamics of arts partnerships in communities that connect arts organizations, schools, and neighborhoods; *offers a variety of resources for engaging the arts--either as an individual teacher or within a partnership; and *includes a color insert that illustrates the work teachers, students, and artists have done in arts integration schools and an extensive appendix of tools, instruments, Web site, contacts, and curriculum ideas for immediate use. Of primary interest to K-12 classroom teachers, arts specialists, and visiting artists who work with young people in schools or community arts organizations, this book is also highly relevant and useful for policymakers, arts partnerships, administrators, and parents.
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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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A Systems Approach to Language Pedagogy

Author: Akira Tajino

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811362726

Category: Philosophy

Page: 149

View: 1957

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This volume represents the first attempt in the field of language pedagogy to apply a systems approach to issues in English language education. In the literature of language education, or more specifically, second or foreign language learning and teaching, each topic or issue has often been dealt with independently, and been treated as an isolated item. Taking grammar instruction as an example, grammatical items are often taught in a sequential, step-by-step manner; there has been no “road map” in which the interrelations between the various items are demonstrated. This may be one factor that makes it more difficult for students to learn the language organically. The topics covered in this volume, including language acquisition, pedagogical grammar, and teacher collaboration, are viewed from a holistic perspective. In other words, language pedagogy is approached as a dynamic system of interrelations. In this way, “emergent properties” are expected to manifest. This book is recommended for anyone involved in language pedagogy, including researchers, teachers, and teacher trainers, as well as learners.
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