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Title: Creative Arts Teaching and Practice: Critical Reflections of Primary School Teachers in Australia
Contributor(s): Alter, Frances  (author)orcid ; Hays, Terrence N (author); O'Hara, Rebecca (author)
Publication Date: 2009
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Abstract: This paper details aspects of a research project that explored nineteen Australian primary (elementary) schoolteachers' perspectives of Creative Arts education. The study investigated the participants' personal Arts experiences and training, as well as their views of Arts pedagogy. In depth interviews with the participants highlighted the important influence that participants' own interactions with the various Arts disciplines had upon their role as facilitators of Creative Arts education. The findings of this study also identify multiple ways of approaching and facilitating teaching and learning activities. The research not only revealed insights into the educational value each of the teachers ascribed to individual Arts disciplines, but also the level of confidence and preparedness they felt to teach these disciplines. The generalist primary teachers participating in this research study identified a number of issues that they believed compromised their ability to teach the Creative Arts effectively.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Journal of Education & the Arts, 10(9), p. 1-21
Publisher: Arizona State University
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1529-8094
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930402 School/Institution Community and Environment
930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
930201 Pedagogy
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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