Mar 03, 2024
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:
- Demonstrate an understanding of at least one principal form of artistic expression and the creative process inherent herein.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the conventions and methods of at least one of the humanities.
- Recognize and analyze nuance and complexity of meaning through critical reflections on text, visual images, or artifacts.