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

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/619124
Title:
An investigation into the ways in which art is taught in an English Waldorf Steiner school
Authors:
Hallam, Jenny ( 0000-0002-3978-1831 ) ; Egan, Susan; Kirkham, Julie
Abstract:
Children who are educated using a Waldorf Steiner approach demonstrate superior expressive drawing skills (Rose, Jolley & Charman, 2011) but little is known about how art is taught within this educational system. Four Waldorf Steiner primary school teachers participated in semi-structured 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
Citation:
Hallam, J. et al (2016) 'An investigation into the ways in which art is taught in an English Waldorf Steiner school', Thinking Skills and Creativity, 19:136. DOI: 10.1016/j.tsc.2015.07.003
Journal:
Thinking Skills and Creativity
Issue Date:
Mar-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/619124
DOI:
10.1016/j.tsc.2015.07.003
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1871187115300201
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
18711871
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Psychological Research

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHallam, Jennyen
dc.contributor.authorEgan, Susanen
dc.contributor.authorKirkham, Julieen
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-31T12:58:56Z-
dc.date.available2016-08-31T12:58:56Z-
dc.date.issued2016-03-
dc.identifier.citationHallam, J. et al (2016) 'An investigation into the ways in which art is taught in an English Waldorf Steiner school', Thinking Skills and Creativity, 19:136. DOI: 10.1016/j.tsc.2015.07.003en
dc.identifier.issn18711871-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.tsc.2015.07.003-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/619124-
dc.description.abstractChildren who are educated using a Waldorf Steiner approach demonstrate superior expressive drawing skills (Rose, Jolley & Charman, 2011) but little is known about how art is taught within this educational system. Four Waldorf Steiner primary school teachers participated in semi-structured 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.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1871187115300201en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Thinking Skills and Creativityen
dc.subjectart educationen
dc.subjectWaldorf Steiner schoolsen
dc.subjectqualitative methodsen
dc.titleAn investigation into the ways in which art is taught in an English Waldorf Steiner schoolen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalThinking Skills and Creativityen
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