ECE 145 - Children and the Arts
This course prepares students to effectively teach the arts to young children. Students learn the role of creative movement, dramatics, music, and visual art in young children’s education through the exploration of their own creative identity and become comfortable in using integrated teaching methods, which nurture creativity in young children. Through discussion and analysis of current research and theory in the teaching of the arts, they also learn how to choose and use multicultural fine artworks, music, and children’s literature, how to use the arts in inclusionary practice, and how to assess children’s artistic progress to enhance children’s creative development in the arts.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Plan and carry out developmentally appropriate, integrated activities in the arts that nurture creativity and foster children’s development and meet the arts standards.
2. Understand the role their personal experiences in the arts play in how they approach arts education with young children.
3. Use authentic assessment tools to evaluate children’s development in the arts.
4. Adjust and adapt arts activities to meet the needs of children of different ages, backgrounds, and abilities.
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