The Arts in Education

Author: Les Tickle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136452494
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The arts in education are currently the subject of considerable controversy. Some people argue that fostering creativity in schools is important; that the arts can provide a substantial contribution to the development of the capacity for creative thought and action; and that therefore the arts should be well represented at all levels of the school curriculum. Some argue that the education system, in fact, leaves pupils incomplete, stultified and uncreative. Others argue that it is the processes of teaching and learning in the arts which are at fault because they are too passive. This book surveys the different sides of the debate and goes on to report on original research which examines just how the arts are taught in schools. It thereby makes a considerable contribution to the debate which has hitherto been incomplete due to a lack of evidence.

Curriculum Practice

Author: Martyn Hammersley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136716599
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When first published this book was one of the first collections of empirical research in the area of the knowledge transmitted in schools and the responses of students to it. It includes studies of the histories of particular school subjects and of how the knowledge they embody is presented in the classroom. Attention is also given to the effects of gender stereotypes among teachers and pupils, both on pupils’ selection of courses to study and on their reactions to particular subjects in the classroom. The other major topic in this collection is the way external examinations shape the nature of the school curriculum and how it is taught. There are studies of how pupils and teachers adapt to the exam system, and of how that system and its role in the accountability of schools, have changed in recent years. The articles collected here throw into relief important aspects of what is taught in schools, and they do this on the basis of a solid foundation of empirical research.

Sketching User Experiences

Author: Bill Buxton
Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 3958457606
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Ideen und User Experiences visuell erfassen und festhalten Ausführlich beschriebene Methoden und Übungen, auch für ungeübte Zeichner Sehr praxisorientiert, mit illustrierten Beispielen und ausführlichen Schritten zu jeder Methode In diesem praktischen Arbeitsbuch finden Sie alle Skizziermethoden für das perfekte Design! Skizzieren ist ein Mittel, um neue Ideen zu finden sowie schnell vorhandene Ideen zu erfassen und festzuhalten. Das kann eine Herausforderung sein, wenn Sie weder künstlerisch begabt noch in einem herkömmlichen Designbereich ausgebildet sind. Die Autoren machen Sie nicht zum Künstler, sondern zeigen Ihnen einfache Methoden, um Skizzen mit dem Fokus auf User Experiences zu erstellen. Zunächst erfahren Sie, wie Sie mit verschiedenen Übungen und Methoden Einzelbilder erstellen und welche Basiselemente eine Skizze enthalten sollte. So können Sie auf anschauliche Weise Ideen entwickeln, verfeinern und auswählen. Wenn ein Designer User Experiences skizziert, müssen seine Zeichnungen aber auch die Aktionen, Interaktionen und Änderungen der Benutzererlebnisse umfassen, die sich mit der Zeit ergeben. Die Autoren zeigen Ihnen, wie Sie Storyboards als Serie von Einzelbildern erstellen, die visuell erzählen, was in jeder Szene geschieht. Um die User Experience zu animieren, lernen Sie außerdem, wie Sie Storyboards in einen interaktiven Film verwandeln. Auch das Feedback anderer kann Ihre Arbeit wesentlich verbessern, wenn Sie Ihre Ideen mit anderen besprechen, austauschen und bewerten lassen. So erfahren Sie, wie Sie z.B. Skizzenwände vorbereiten und strukturieren, um anderen Ihre Ideen zu präsentieren. In Sketching User Experiences erlernen Sie anhand von Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen und Übungen verschiedene Skizziermethoden, mit denen Sie Ihre Designideen für User Experiences unter Berücksichtigung des Zeitaspekts ausdrücken können. Gemeinsam bilden diese Methoden Ihr Skizzierrepertoire: Sie erhalten einen Werkzeugkasten, aus dem Sie die beste Methode für Ihre Ideen auswählen können.

Greek Political Theory Routledge Library Editions Political Science Volume 18

Author: Sir Ernest Barker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135026866
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Much has been written about the interpretation of Plato in the last thirty years. Once interpreted as a revolutionary of the left, and a prophet of Socialism, he has lately been interpreted as a revolutionary of the Right and a forerunner of Fascism. In this book Plato appears as himself – a revolutionary indeed, and even an authoritarian, but a revolutionary of the pure idea of the Good, and an authoritarian of the pure reason, unattached either to the Right or the Left.

Case Studies in Curriculum Change

Author: William A Reid
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136709177
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One of the educationist’s major concerns today is to find effective ways of translating new goals for the curriculum into classroom practices. American and British contributions analyse curriculum change as it actually occurs, with people, institutions and constraints of time and money acknowledged and accepted as a necessary and rightful part of the whole process. Detailed accounts are given of curriculum change in a wide variety of settings: American and English school systems, a college of education, an art curriculum project, Scottish classrooms. Analytic perspectives are employed that help to clarify the underlying forces at work. The contributors probe the adequacy of current theorizing about curriculum development, and suggest new ways of thinking about the problems involved in bringing about change.

A is for Aesthetic

Author: Peter Abbs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415695791
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This volume reaffirms the indispensable place of the arts in any coherent curriculum. The author hopes that the specific arguments formulated in the book will advance the conservationist post-Modernist aesthetic.

Questioning the Music Education Paradigm

Author: Lee Bartel
Publisher: Canadian Music Educators' Association
ISBN: 0920630901
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Twenty-three contributors turn a critical lens on the dominant music education paradigm to examine how we teach, what we teach, for what we teach, what is expected of teachers and how we teach them, whom we should be teaching, and the very assumptions and structures of which we base our practice.

Studying Teacher Education

Author: Marilyn Cochran-Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135184399
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Published for the American Educational Research Association by Routledge This landmark volume presents the work of the American Educational Research Association's Panel on Research and Teacher Education. It represents a systematic effort to apply a common set of scholarly lenses to a range of important topics in teacher education. The Panel's charge was twofold: *to create for the larger educational research community a thorough, rigorous, and even-handed analysis of the empirical research evidence relevant to major policies and practices in pre-service teacher education in the U.S., and *to propose a research agenda related to teacher education that builds on what is already known and that identifies the research directions that are most promising for the future. Members of the Panel were appointed from various sectors of the educational research community and with different areas of expertise, including teacher education, policy, assessment, research design and methods, liberal arts, multicultural education, and school reform. Building on their diverse perspectives, they ably translated their charge into a series of questions that became the framework for this volume. The questions illuminate many of the issues that have been most contested in past and current discourse about teacher education reform. Studying Teacher Education examines research about the current pool of prospective and entering teachers and about local, institutional, state, and federal preservice teacher education policies and practices. The book includes three general chapters and nine research syntheses. *The AERA Panel on Research and Teacher Education: Context and Goals *Researching Teacher Education in Changing Times: Politics and Paradigms *Teacher Characteristics: Research on the Demographic Profile *Teacher Characteristics: Research on the Indicators of Quality *Research on the Effects of Coursework in the Arts and Sciences and in the Foundations of Education *Research on Methods Courses and Field Experiences *Research on Pedagogical Approaches in Teacher Education *Research on Preparing Teachers for Diverse Populations *Research on Preparing Teachers to Work with Students with Disabilities *Research on Accountability Processes in Teacher Education *Research on Teacher Education Programs *A Research Agenda for Teacher Education Each chapter reviews the empirical literature and proposes a research agenda that builds on and extends what is known about a topic. A chart at the end of each chapter provides summary information for each of the empirical studies synthesized and two reference lists--one for all of the studies reviewed in the chapter and one for additional references used. The volume includes an introductory chapter on the Panel's context and goals, and an accessible Executive Summary of the book as a whole. Studying Teacher Education: The Report of the AERA Panel on Research and Teacher Education is a timely, indispensable reference for all researchers and professionals in the field.

Art Education in a Postmodern World

Author: Tom Hardy
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 1841501468
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This volume presents a series of papers concerned with the interrelations between the postmodern and the present state of art and design education. Spanning a range of thematic concerns, the book reflects upon existing practice and articulates revolutionary prospects potentially viable through a shift in educative thinking. Many of the essays pinpoint the stagnancy of teaching methods today and discuss the reductive parameters enforced by the current curriculum. The radical tone that echoes through the entire series of papers is unmistakable. Throughout the book, postmodern theory informs the polemical debate concerning new directions in educative practice. Contributors shed new light on a postmodern view of art in education with emphasis upon difference, plurality and independence of mind. Ultimately, the paper provides a detailed insight into the various concepts that shape and drive the contemporary art world and expands the debate regarding the impression of postmodern thinking in art education.