An investigation into the ways in which art is taught in an English Waldorf Steiner school

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/600728
Title:
An investigation into the ways in which art is taught in an English Waldorf Steiner school
Authors:
Hallam, Jenny; Egan, Susan; Kirkham, Julie A.
Abstract:
Children who are educated using a Waldorf Steiner approach demonstrate superior expressive drawing skills (Rose et al., 2011) but little is known about how art is taught within this educational system. Four Waldorf Steiner primary school teachers participated in semistructured interviews designed to explore the Waldorf Steiner educational philosophy, their training and the ways in which they approach art in the classroom. A social constructionist thematic analysis identified two themes – teacher’s experience of art and the teacher and child’s approach to art. Within these themes the importance of adequate training which stresses the value of art and gives teachers opportunity to engage in art activities was emphasised. Such training was linked to an effective teaching approach which placed importance on teaching skills and encouraging children to develop their understanding of art through discussion
Affiliation:
University of Derby; University of Chester
Citation:
Hallam, J., Egan, S., & Kirkham, J. A. (2016). An investigation into the ways in which art is taught in an English Waldorf Steiner school. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 19, 136-145. DOI: 10.1016/j.tsc.2015.07.003
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Thinking skills and creativity
Publication Date:
26-Jul-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/600728
DOI:
10.1016/j.tsc.2015.07.003
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1871187115300201; http://www.journals.elsevier.com/thinking-skills-and-creativity/
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1871-1871
Appears in Collections:
Psychology

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHallam, Jennyen
dc.contributor.authorEgan, Susanen
dc.contributor.authorKirkham, Julie A.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-07T15:05:05Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-07T15:05:05Zen
dc.date.issued2015-07-26en
dc.identifier.citationHallam, J., Egan, S., & Kirkham, J. A. (2016). An investigation into the ways in which art is taught in an English Waldorf Steiner school. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 19, 136-145. DOI: 10.1016/j.tsc.2015.07.003en
dc.identifier.issn1871-1871en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.tsc.2015.07.003en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/600728en
dc.description.abstractChildren who are educated using a Waldorf Steiner approach demonstrate superior expressive drawing skills (Rose et al., 2011) but little is known about how art is taught within this educational system. Four Waldorf Steiner primary school teachers participated in semistructured interviews designed to explore the Waldorf Steiner educational philosophy, their training and the ways in which they approach art in the classroom. A social constructionist thematic analysis identified two themes – teacher’s experience of art and the teacher and child’s approach to art. Within these themes the importance of adequate training which stresses the value of art and gives teachers opportunity to engage in art activities was emphasised. Such training was linked to an effective teaching approach which placed importance on teaching skills and encouraging children to develop their understanding of art through discussionen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1871187115300201en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.journals.elsevier.com/thinking-skills-and-creativity/en
dc.subjectart educationen
dc.subjectQualitative methodsen
dc.subjectwaldorf steiner schoolsen
dc.subjectqualitative researchen
dc.subjecteducational psychologyen
dc.titleAn investigation into the ways in which art is taught in an English Waldorf Steiner schoolen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derby; University of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalThinking skills and creativityen
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