Making Meaning is a synthesis of theory, research, and practice that explicitly presents art as a meaning making process. This book provokes readers to examine their current understandings of language, literacy and learning through the lens of the various arts-based perspectives offered in this volume; provides a starting point for constructing broader, multimodal views of what it might mean to “make meaning”; and underscores why understanding arts-based learning as a meaning-making process is especially critical to early childhood education in the face of narrowly-focused, test-driven curricular reforms. Each contributor integrates this theory and research with stories of how passionate teachers, teacher-educators, and pre-service teachers, along with administrators, artists, and professionals from a variety of fields have transcended disciplinary boundaries to engage the arts as a meaning-making process for young children and for themselves.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-06 - Publisher: Abrams
A thoughtful, purposeful approach to prioritize time for making, adding more meaning and intention to your life. From cooking and cleaning to children’s events to business meetings to just about everything else, it’s hard to ï¬?nd quiet moments to just be. Jessica Carey has found that her best times for
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-04 - Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.
The day after Thanksgiving of 2016, the author was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. He has undergone various forms of treatment, including therapies at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota where he began a routine of sending updates and essays to friends and family every two weeks. In the first paragraph
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-27 - Publisher: FriesenPress
David Fisher invites us to create our own roadmap for life's journey. For any of us feeling trapped by our own thought habits, this gem of a book offers concrete practices for us to get better acquainted with our humanity and to cultivate benefit for ourselves and our fellow humans.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-12 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This exceptional book emphasizes uniquely designed interventions for individual counseling, group work, and community counseling that consider clients as individuals within the contexts of families, cultural groups, workplaces, and communities. Part I describes the theoretical research base and major tenets of the ecological perspective and its applications to counseling practice.
Authors: Vaughan Prain, Peter Cox, Craig Deed, Debra Edwards, Cathleen Farrelly, Mary Keeffe, Valerie Lovejoy, Lucy Mow, Peter Sellings, Bruce Waldrip, Zali Yager
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-26 - Publisher: Springer
In recent years many countries have built or renovated schools incorporating open plan design. These new spaces are advocated on the basis of claims that they promote fresh, productive ways to teach and learn that address the needs of students in this century, resulting in improved academic and well-being outcomes.