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On this page you will find information and resources that are specifically related to Education in The Arts. This page covers Music, Dance, Drama and Art. For all general Teacher Education information and resources, please see the Education portal. Further information and help may also be found at the Virtual Education Reference Desk (VERD).

Alistair Lamb - Subject Librarian
(07) 858-5104
alistair.lamb@waikato.ac.nz

Databases

Coverage: 1960s to present (Index)
Indexes articles on New Zealand artists, art galleries and museums, exhibitions and art events. Details of images and illustrations are also included.
Coverage: Coverage varies (Full text)
Includes over 300 journals from over 70 scholarly publishers covering the fields of literature and criticism, history, visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others.
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Dictionaries

An online reference book with covering all aspects of the Arts - literature, cinema, theatre, mythology, dance, music, photography, painting, craft and design, architecture and fashion.
This dictionary offers wide coverage of dancers, choreographers, teachers, composers, technical terms, major works, important films, and organisations involved in the dance world. It embraces the new activity within traditional forms like ballet as well as the stream of new dance languages invented by fresh generations of choreographers and the many dance forms imported from the rest of the world.

Encyclopedias

A six volume encyclopedia documenting all types of dance, including theatrical, ritual dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance from around the world and throughout history.
This reference work includes articles that range from clear, concise definitions of musical ideas and terms to extended surveys of musical forms and styles, with specialist coverage of virtually every musical subject.

Journals

Peer-reviewed academic e-journal published by Drama New Zealand in association with the University of Canterbury. Articles address issues concerning the performing arts and education in New Zealand.

Websites

Arts Online is the key professional resource for all arts educators in New Zealand provided by the NZ Ministry of Education. It is an online community with teaching resources for dance, drama, visual arts, art history, music and drama teachers in primary and secondary schools.
DANZ is the national organisation for New Zealand dance. Information and resources are available for education and teaching purposes.
Discover is a set of free resources selected for use by New Zealand schools. Currently Discover supports the Visual Arts and Music disciplines of the Arts/Nga Toi curriculum by providing a rich selection of works by some of New Zealand's musicians, artists, photographers, designers and architects both historic and contemporary, Maori and Pakeha.
Drama New Zealand is an association for teachers, youth theatre and theatre in education practitioners interested in promoting the recognition, study and development of drama in education from early childhood to tertiary education.
Annotated links to resources for the Arts and Humanities, selected and evaluated by librarians.
An American website that offers online video workshops and associated resources for high school teachers.
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Discover resources from The Arts community page on the TKI website. TKI is a bilingual portal-plus web community which provides quality assured educational material for New Zealand teachers, school managers, and the wider education community.