ech435 | undergraduate

Methods Of Teaching In Early Childhood: Arts And Music

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This course focuses on understanding and using the visual and performing arts to promote growth and development in early childhood education. Emphasis is placed on developmentally-effective practices and integration of art, music, dance, and drama across the curriculum. Assessment, modifications, accommodations, culture, and family involvement through the arts are also explored. A foundation of effective teaching strategies and best practices in early childhood education are provided.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Overview of the Arts in Early Childhood Education; Standards in Early Childhood Arts Education

    • Explain the state and national standards for Early Childhood Arts Education.
    • Analyze the multiple intelligences theory and how it applies to Early Childhood Arts Education.
    • Define the stages of art development in the young child.
    • Analyze effects of the arts on the social/emotional, mental, and physical growth of the young child (birth through age 8).

    Planning, Teaching, and Integrating Arts into Early Childhood Education

    • Compare child-centered art verses teacher-centered art in early childhood curriculum.
    • Analyze strategies for integrating art, music, dance, and drama across the early childhood curriculum.
    • Design an integrated early childhood art lesson.

    Accommodations and Modifications in Early Childhood Arts Education; Assessment in Early Childhood Arts Education; Technology in Early Childhood Arts Education

    • Identify strategies to enhance the experience for students with exceptionalities in early childhood arts.
    • Analyze early childhood assessment tools in arts education.
    • Integrate the use of technology in early childhood arts education.

    Creativity in Early Childhood Arts Education

    • Define creativity in the context of early childhood arts education.
    • Identify processes to encourage creative thinking in young children.
    • Assess how your personal creativity style might affect your approach to teaching the arts in the early childhood environment.
    • Explain young children’s creative experiences within the early childhood setting.

    Early Childhood Arts Education Classroom Management and Family Involvement

    • Describe an early childhood classroom setting that encourages art and music development and growth.
    • Identify safety and health concerns in early childhood arts education.
    • Evaluate the impact of effective classroom management and materials management in early childhood arts education.
    • Develop strategies to include family and community participation in the Early Childhood Arts Education Classroom and curriculum.
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