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Additional Resources: Required supplies include a journal and three colored folders for all assignments and handouts. The folders should be color coded as follows
Yellow: Music, Movement, and Visual Arts Assignments and Handouts
Blue: Arts in Education Philosophy Statement Assignment
Green: Final Unit Assignment
Course Description: The Park University Undergraduate Catalog describes EDE 376 as a course in which students plan, implement and evaluate developmentally appropriate materials, activities and strategies for teaching art, music and physical education in early childhood settings and the elementary grades. This course combines theoretical knowledge about effective instruction with the development and application of reflective teaching skills.
Educational Philosophy: The instructor for this class has a constructivist educational philosophy designed for the regular education classroom teacher to share and promote the integration of visual art, music education and movement activities into the core curriculum.
The educational philosophy for this class will promote active learning based upon readings, class discussions, guided learning experiences and presentations. Students will be encouraged to explore multiple styles of learning as strategies for visual, musical and movement experences are examined. The classroom environment will be designed to create a climate which promotes reflection and experimentation.
Learning Outcomes:Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
Document personal reflections, ideas and insights about arts education, teaching and learning.
Practice a variety of process technologies in learning and teaching about the arts.
Analyze and apply multiple intelligence and learning style theories in the study of arts education.
Analyze trends and issues in arts education.
Synthesize historical, cultural, social and financial aspects regarding arts education.
Examine personal beliefs and assumptions about teaching and learning about the arts.
Analyze and synthesize a personal knowledge base about teaching and learning about the arts.
Think, read, speak and write about arts education.
Demonstrate and apply a range of pedagogical strategies to meet the needs of all learners.
Develop and refine a personal working philosophy of the inclusion of arts in education.
Explain knowledgeably the performance areas emphsized in the Missouri Show Me Standard for the Fine Arts.
Course Assessment: Expectations for this course will be high to prepare students for teaching arts in education. Reading, written reflections discussions are required. On time attendance and active participation are essential.
Additional articles will be provided by the instructor to supplement reading from the class text. Each student will also be required to research sources outside the class. Students should read for information and for point of view. Students will analyze and synthesize the assigned readings as a part of their ongoing journal entries.
WRITING, DISCUSSION, AND PROJECTS:
Students should express their reflections and positions on arts education through active participation in class discussions. Preparation for discussion includes completion of each reading assignment and a written record of reactions in your journal.
The assigned readings and journal entries will serve as a resource for your Arts in Education Philosophy Statement.
Students will reflect weekly in their journals. Reflections should include your emerging views about the arts and educational issues. It is expected that an informal writing style will be employed.
Weekly journal entries should include both thoughts and questions about the assignment. Reflections from your journal will be used as a basis for your participation in class discussion.
Journals will also be used to include in-class writing, activities, projects and an analysis of class presentations. Journals will provide an ongoing dialogue between students and the instructor.
Each student will prepare and present two open-ended, creative execises, one in each of the following areas of arts education:
Project 1: Visual Arts
Project 2: Music and Movement
Projects should include a presentation of the exploration of each area by the student outside of class as well as a display or demonstration for the class. The project will be analyzed by the class. Presentations should include a statement of his/her philosophy and methods in the development of each project.
Students will be required to develop or acquire a minimum of 15 resources (five for each area) for future classroom use.
Resources must include each of the three arts areas: visual, music, and movement.
At least one of these resources must be included in the final unit.
Each resource entry must include a statement of evaluation regarding the quality of the resource and a brief description of how you will implement it in your classroom.
ARTS IN EDUCATION PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT:
Students will analyze and synthesize their refined philosophy of art education, music education and movement education with their already established general philosophy of education.
This paper is an informal paper and formal referencing is not required. However, it is necessary to identify any reference from an original source (authors, articles, philosophers, etc.) that have influenced the development of your ideas and views.
Your Philosophy of Arts Statement should be no longer that six word-processed, double spaced pages.
The paper should include a summation of your philosophy referring to class readings, discussions, and thoughts from your journal. It should include your understanding of the goals of education and the roles of the school, parents, students, the community and technology in art, music and movement education.
The final paper should be a strong statement of your personal beliefs about art, music, and movement education.
The Final Unit will accompany your arts in education philosophy statement and should be an example of your philosophy in a practical, classroom application. Content will be personal and must include the integration of at least two of the arts areas of visual art education, music education and movement education.
Objective must address the Missouri Show-Me standards and a way of assessing the objective.
Complete lesson plans for the unit must be developed. Plan to teach one lesson plan from the Final Unit. This presentation should include a discussion of how the plan is linked to your arts education philosophy.
Each student should be prepared to e-mail lesson plans to each class member or to distribute copies following their presentation.
Grading: Grades will be earned as follows:
F=Less than 60%
Journal and Participation 20%
Project #1 20%
Project #2 20%
Arts Resources 10%
Philosophy Statement 15%
Final Unit 15%
Late Submission of Course Materials: All assignments must be turned in on time. Late assignments will not be given full credit.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: * Arrive promptly for class.
* Turn off cell phone.
* Attend all class meetings (excused absences for emergencies only).
* Actively participate in class learning experiences.
* Complete all reading assignments before class session.
* Complete all assignments on the date indicated in the syllabus.
Each student is integral to the class as part of a community of learners. Class discussion and group work are essential to understanding class content. If you should have an emergency, please call the instructor BEFORE the class meeting. Attendance will be considered in determining your final grade. Two absences results in a reduction of one grade (for example, a "B" becomes a "C"). Two late arrivals or early departures = one missed class.
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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