The therapeutic effect of arts at school (Bachelor thesis)

Αμαραντίδου, Ιωάννα/ Καλανταρίδου, Ελισάβετ/ Κατσίκη, Πολυξένη/ Amarantidou, Ioanna/ Kalantaridou, Elisavet/ Katsiki, Polyxeni

The aim of the present study, is to give information about the therapy through arts. We would like readers to indentify the therapeutic effect that creative expression has on a child’s life. Also, we would like readers to be sensitized about the heated issue of the arts in education. In particular, we focus on the therapeutic effect of arts at school especially of art therapy, drama therapy, in theater and play therapy, music therapy and eventually in dance therapy. The research incorporates the theoretical part, which is included in some chapters. In the first chapter, there is a clarification of the meaning of the art and follows its historical course from the palaiolithical time until today, and at the end of the chapter the importance of arts in human’s development and its therapeutic character is analyzed. In the next five chapters, there is a clear definition mainly of the meaning, the objective and the usefulness of art therapy, drama therapy, theatrical education, music therapy and dance therapy generally to the humans, especially to the child who is part of the school life. In the final chapter, is made a critic about the role of the arts in Greek schools and mainly in the curriculum. The importance of arts in education is highlighted and there is a reference to some efforts and programs which have been implemented to this end. A lot of bibliography, mostly Greek one than a foreign one, has been used in the study. Furthermore, scientific articles have been used which are available on the internet. The opinions and the researchers that have been included in the bibliography are relevant to everybody regardless of age, rather than a limited age group
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Δημοκρίτειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θράκης. Σχολή Επιστημών Αγωγής. Παιδαγωγικό Τμήμα Δημοτικής Εκπαίδευσης
Subject classification: Art therapy for children
Arts in education
Keywords: Τέχνη,Εικαστική θεραπεία,Δραματοθεραπεία,Μουσικοθεραπεία,Χοροθεραπεία,Art,Art therapy,Drama therapy,Music therapy,Dance therapy

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