EDE376 Art,Music & Movement for ECE/ELE

for F2J 2006

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EDE 376 Art, Music and Movement for Early Childhood and Elementary Teachers


F2J 2006 DN


Winkler, Kathi A.


Adjunct Faculty


M.A.T. in Teaching, Early Childhood Emphasis
B.A. in Elementary Education

Office Location

Off campus, Hickman Mills C-1 schools

Office Hours

By appointment only

Daytime Phone

816-316-7065 (office)

Other Phone

913-599-6376 (home)




Semester Dates

October 23-December 11

Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Credit Hours



            Edwards, Linda Carol. (2006, 2002).  The Creative Arts:  A Process

            Approach for Teachers and Children, 4th ed.  Columbus, Ohio,

            Pearson/Merrill Prentice Hall.


            Suggested Texts also available from the campus bookstore


            Jensen,Eric. (2000).  Music with the Brain in Mind.  San Diego, The

            Brain Store.

            Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Required supplies include a journal and three file folders for handouts and assignments.

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Course Description:
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. Combines theoretical knowledge about effective instruction with the development and application of reflective teaching skills. PREREQUISITE: EDU 203 and admission to the School for Education. To be taken concurrently with Practicum. 3:0:3

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:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. apply practices that nurture the whole child/adolescent within the learning environment., 1.2.2 EDD6, ECB3 ECC3
  2. demonstrate a range of strategies to meet the needs of all learners MoStep, 1.2.2 EDD6, ECB3 ECC3
  3. Balance diversity and unity, through respecting and integrating different viewpoints, learning styles, cultures, and lived experiences MoSTEP:,, ECC6,1.2.2,,,  ECC6, ECB3, ECB1, ECC3
  4. use a variety of techniques and technologies in learning and teaching about the arts using a range of strategies to meet the needs of all learners. MoSTEP 1.2.1,,, 1.2.2,, 1.2.3,,,, ECC2, ECC3,ECC6
  5. Articulate and support a personal philosophy of Arts Education demonstrating that they critically think, read, speak, and write about arts education. MoSTEP, 1.2.9, ECA1,ECC12
  6. analyze historical, cultural, social, and financial trends and issues in arts education MoSTEP 1.1, 1.2.1, 1.2.4,, 1.2.9,ECA 1, ECC3,  ECC12, ECC17
  7. build, analyze and synthesize a personal knowledge base about teaching and learning about the arts showing a practical understanding of the knowledge and performance areas emphasized in the Missouri Show Me Standards for the Fine Arts. MoSTEP1.1, 1.2.1, 1.2.3, 1.2.4, , 1.2.5,  1.2.6, 1.2.9,  ECA1, eca 3, ECA 2, ECCE, ECC6, ECC5, ECC8, ECC16, ECC12, ECC17

Core Assessment:
Philosophy Statement with Supporting Unit

Class 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




            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 peers and instructor.

            Presentations should include a statement of his/her

            philosophy and methods in the development of each project.


            ARTS RESOURCES:

            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.




            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.


            FINAL UNIT:

            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.




            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:
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


            *  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.


Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:


Meeting 1
Oct. 23,

*Group Activities          *Introductions *Syllabus Overview

*Missouri Show Me Standards for Fine Arts & review of the Missouri Pre-K Standards

*Course Rubric *Discussion of Reading from Chapter 1 & 2


*Read Chapters 1 & 2 from the text "The Creative Arts" ,


Meeting 2
Oct. 30,

*Writing a Philosophy Statement
*Personal Arts Inventory
*Role of teachers and students in exploring rt education
*Discussion oof Chapter 3
*Article Round-Robin and Journaling
*Review of Resources,

Read Chapter 3:  "The Creative Arts"
"Literature Review preparation,


Meeting 3
November 6,

*Exploration of music education
*Discussion of projects
*Review of literature on music education
*Emphasis on philosophy objective, and lessons plans
*Discussion of Chapter 4,

*Five Resources due for the area of music education.
Read Chapter 4: "The Creative Arts.",


Meeting 4
November 13,

*Discussion of Chapter 5.
*Exploration of visual art centers.
*Reflection on role of teachers in visual arts education.,

Five Resources due for area of visual art educaqtion.
Read Chapter 5:  "The Creative Arts."


Meeting 5
November 20,

*Exploration of Threee Dimensional Art.
*Discusion of Chapter 7.
*Class reflections on educational philosophy.,


*Read Chapter 7:  "The Creative Arts.",


Meeting 6
November 27,

*Discussion of Chapter 6.
*Review of pretend play and drama in the classroom.,

Five Resources due for for area of movement education.
Read Chapter 6:  "The Creative Arts.",


Meeting 7
December 4,

*Brief presentation of educational philosophy statement.
Discussion of Chaper 8.
Exploration of literature and art education.
Review final project and develop presentation schedule.,

*Journals turned in for final instructor review.
Read Chapter 8:  "The Creative Arts.",


Meeting 8
December 11,

*Discussion of Chapter 9.,

*Read Chapter 9:  "The Creative Arts."
*Last date for late work.,






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Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "W".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

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