EDUC 212 - Curriculum Seminar: Creative Arts for Young Children
Enables the student to comprehend the process by which the child develops a sense of creativity through music, movement, puppetry, language arts, and manipulation of open-ended materials. The focus will be on teaching methods and hands-on activities. The student will develop a curriculum that promotes children’s creative thinking and expression. PREREQUISITE(S): EDUC 136 . Two hours each week. Formerly ED 212.
2 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Identify developmental factors that influence children’s expression of creativity.
- Explain aesthetics and its role in creative thinking.
- Describe the importance of developmentally appropriate practice in designing creative activities.
- Manipulate open-ended art materials just as children do in order to understand the process of children’s learning.
- Organize an appropriate environment to support creative art experiences of young children.
- Examine how technology plays a role in creativity.
- Plan and present activities of math, science, social studies, music, physical motor, and language arts.
- Apply teaching methods to activity planning and presentation.
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