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Creating Meaning Through Art

Creating Meaning Through Art

Teacher as Choice-maker

  • Author: Judith W. Simpson
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: 9780133514216
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 364
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This innovative book helps readers develop a personal philosophy and an artful approach to teaching. This text uses the premise that teacher choices set the stage for a balanced approach to art education that considers the child, society, and the curriculum. This book provides information regarding artistic development, artistic behavior and methodology for developing curriculum across the developmental spectrum. The reader is directly addressed as each chapter presents recent research along with important concepts to understand, focuses on different aspects of art education, and outlines advantages and challenges of making the suggested choices, and also includes suggested activities so readers can act upon content. For art teachers at the elementary or secondary education level or students studying to be art teachers.

Creating Meaning Through Literature and the Arts

Creating Meaning Through Literature and the Arts

An Integration Resource for Classroom Teachers

  • Author: Claudia E. Cornett
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: 9780131718784
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 434
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For pre-service and graduate level courses in Arts Integration, Art Methods, Music Education, Drama Education, Dance Education, and Literacy Block Courses. Are you looking to learn a new way to engage and motivate K-12 learners including those who are gifted, at-risk, or who have special needs? The new edition of this best selling text on arts-based teaching redefines literacy to include the arts (literature, drama, dance, and music) as a way to understand the world and express oneself. This research-based arts instruction provides teachers with a way to engage and motivate all learners, cultivate a positive classroom environment, and encourage life-long learning. Begin using arts-based instruction in your classroom immediately through an Arts Integration Blueprint comprised of 10 building blocks for arts-based instruction that includes collaborative unit planning, best arts-based teaching practices, and assessment for learning. Five Seed Strategy chapters provide a compendium of activities to use literature, art, music, drama, and dance as everyday teaching tools. literacy needed by classroom teachers (as outlined in the new INTASC standards). This is a must-have resource for teachers who want to use the arts to motivate students and enhance achievement.

Perspectives on Art Education

Perspectives on Art Education

Conversations Across Cultures

  • Author: Ruth Mateus-Berr,Michaela Götsch
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 3110444100
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 192
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The training of teachers in arts universities is changing. It is confronted by the great challenge of essential cultural, technological, social and economic changes. The symposium "Perspectives on Art Education" (Vienna, May 28 - 30, 2015) is dedicated to these changes: What does the training need today in terms of artistic practice, research, and communication skills? What explanations do historical and contemporary approaches offer? What new strategies are needed in teaching and learning? How can the diverse approaches to art education in different cultures, embedded in various national structures and school types complement and empower each other andjointly develop?

Art and Intimacy

Art and Intimacy

How the Arts Began

  • Author: Ellen Dissanayake
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • ISBN: 029599746X
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 268
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To Ellen Dissanayake, the arts are biologically evolved propensities of human nature: their fundamental features helped early humans adapt to their environment and reproduce themselves successfully over generations. In Art and Intimacy she argues for the joint evolutionary origin of art and intimacy, what we commonly call love. It all begins with the human trait of birthing immature and helpless infants. To ensure that mothers find their demanding babies worth caring for, humans evolved to be lovable and to attune themselves to others from the moment of birth. The ways in which mother and infant respond to each other are rhythmically patterned vocalizations and exaggerated face and body movements that Dissanayake calls rhythms and sensory modes. Rhythms and modes also give rise to the arts. Because humans are born predisposed to respond to and use rhythmic-modal signals, societies everywhere have elaborated them further as music, mime, dance, and display, in rituals which instill and reinforce valued cultural beliefs. Just as rhythms and modes coordinate and unify the mother-infant pair, in ceremonies they coordinate and unify members of a group. Today we humans live in environments very different from those of our ancestors. They used ceremonies (the arts) to address matters of serious concern, such as health, prosperity, and fecundity, that affected their survival. Now we tend to dismiss the arts, to see them as superfluous, only for an elite. But if we are biologically predisposed to participate in artlike behavior, then we actually need the arts. Even -- or perhaps especially -- in our fast-paced, sophisticated modern lives, the arts encourage us to show that we care about important things.

Grief and the Expressive Arts

Grief and the Expressive Arts

Practices for Creating Meaning

  • Author: Barbara E. Thompson,Robert A. Neimeyer
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135088063
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 336
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The use of the arts in psychotherapy is a burgeoning area of interest, particularly in the field of bereavement, where it is a staple intervention in hospice programs, children’s grief camps, specialized programs for trauma or combat exposure, work with bereaved parents, widowed elders or suicide survivors, and in many other contexts. But how should clinicians differentiate between the many different approaches and techniques, and what criteria should they use to decide which technique to use—and when? Grief and the Expressive Arts provides the answers using a crisp, coherent structure that creates a conceptual and relational scaffold for an artistically inclined grief therapy. Each of the book’s brief chapters is accessible and clearly focused, conveying concrete methods and anchoring them in brief case studies, across a range of approaches featuring music, creative writing, visual arts, dance and movement, theatre and performance and multi-modal practices. Any clinician—expressive arts therapist, grief counselor, or something in between—looking for a professionally oriented but scientifically informed book for guidance and inspiration need look no further than Grief and the Expressive Arts.

Using Art Media in Psychotherapy

Using Art Media in Psychotherapy

Bringing the Power of Creativity to Practice

  • Author: Michelle L. Dean
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317597788
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 200
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Using Art Media in Psychotherapy makes a thoughtful and contextual argument for using graphic art materials in psychotherapy, providing historical context for art materials and their uses and incorporating them with contemporary practices and theories. Written with an analytic focus, many of the psychological references nod to Jung and post-Jungian thought with keen attention to image and to symbolic function. This book jettisons the idea of reductionist, cookbook approaches and instead provides an integrated and contextual understanding of the origins of each art form as well as an insightful use for each in its application in mental health healing practices. Using Art Media in Psychotherapy gives clinicians and students alike the tools they need to offer psychologically minded and clinically astute choices that honor their clients.

Thinking Through the Arts

Thinking Through the Arts

  • Author: Wendy Schiller
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135294860
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 256
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Thinking Through the Arts draws together a number of different approaches to teaching young children that combine the experience of thinking with the act of expression through art. Developed as an inclusive, broad-ranging and user-friendly text, Thinking Through the Arts presents the unique insight of teachers as researchers, and counters the view that art is emotionally-based and therefore irrelevant to thinking and learning. The areas covered include drama, dance, music, arts environments, technologies, museums and galleries, literacy, cognition, international influences, curriculum development, research and practice. Early childhood and primary teachers and students alike will find this book is an invaluable source of new insights for their own teaching.

Contextualized Practices in Arts Education

Contextualized Practices in Arts Education

An International Dialogue on Singapore

  • Author: Chee-Hoo Lum
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9814560553
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 452
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This edited book not only makes a much-needed contribution to research in arts education but also provides a strong grounding of evidential support for Singapore arts education, in contrast to the current state of affairs in arts education in many parts of the world where severe cuts in funding, lackluster support for the arts and imperialist agendas are pervasive. The case of and for Singapore – presented in this edited book through rich descriptions of the dedicated, contextualized practices of arts educators, artists and researchers – offers readers many valuable lessons and reflections on the continued survival and advancement of arts education.

On the Subject of Drama

On the Subject of Drama

  • Author: David Hornbrook
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134702345
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 216
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Although much has been written on how the drama elements of the English curriculum might be taught in schools, there is less guidance available for teachers who regard drama not as an adjunct of English but as an arts subject in its own right. In this volume, David Hornbrook and a team of experienced drama specialists show how the subject of drama may be defined and taught. Drawing on literature, visual art, music and dance as well as the rich and varied traditions of drama itself, they map out an eclectic subject curriculum for students of all ages. Opening up the field in new and exciting ways, the book embraces the widest possible range of dramatic knowledge and skills, from the Natyashastra of ancient India to contemporary classroom improvisation. The book is divided into three sections: The teaching and learning of drama: ideas about interculturalism, creativity and craft - key concepts informing the drama curriculum - are interrogated and re-theorised for the classroom. Making and performing drama in school: the fundamental processes of reading and writing plays for performance are explored, along with the potential of dance to enhance and extend students' experience of dramatic performance. Watching and understanding drama: ensuring the curriculum is appropriately balanced between the production and reception of drama, this last section emphasises the role of students as audience - for both live and electronic performances - and the development of a dramatic vocabulary.

Engaging Classrooms and Communities through Art

Engaging Classrooms and Communities through Art

The Guide to Designing and Implementing Community-Based Art Education

  • Author: Beth Krensky,Seana Lowe Steffen
  • Publisher: Rowman Altamira
  • ISBN: 0759112339
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 204
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At the same time that arts funding and programming in schools are declining, exciting community-based art programs have successfully been able to build community, foster change, and enrich children's lives. Engaging Classrooms and Communities through Art provides a comprehensive and accessible guide to the design and implementation of community-based art programs for educators, community leaders, and artists. The book combines case studies with diverse groups across the country that are using different media - including mural arts, dance, and video - with an informed introduction to the theory and history of community-based art. It is a perfect handbook for those looking to transform their communities through art.