EDE 376 Art, Music and Movement for Early Childhood and Elementary Teachers
F2J 2006 DN
Winkler, Kathi A.
M.A.T. in Teaching, Early Childhood EmphasisB.A. in Elementary Education
Off campus, Hickman Mills C-1 schools
By appointment only
October 23-December 11
5:30 - 9:50 PM
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
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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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
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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
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 peers and instructor.
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,
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
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.
*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" ,
*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,
*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.",
PRESENTATION OF PROJECT 1: MUSIC AND MOVEMENT PROJECT PRESENTATION.
*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."
PROJECT 1 PRESENTATION DUE: MUSIC AND MOVEMENT EDUCATION.,
*PRESENTATION OF PROJECT 2: VISUAL ART EDUCATION.
*Exploration of Threee Dimensional Art.
*Discusion of Chapter 7.
*Class reflections on educational philosophy.,
PROJECT 2 PRESENTATION DUE: VISUAL ARTS EDUCATION
ARTS EDUCATION PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT ROUGH DRAFT DUE.
*Read Chapter 7: "The Creative Arts.",
*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.",
*Brief presentation of educational philosophy statement.
Discussion of Chaper 8.
Exploration of literature and art education.
Review final project and develop presentation schedule.,
FINAL EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY STATE DUE.
*Journals turned in for final instructor review.
Read Chapter 8: "The Creative Arts.",
*FINAL UNIT PRESENTATIONS
*Discussion of Chapter 9.,
*Read Chapter 9: "The Creative Arts."
FINAL PROJECT PRESENTATIONS DUE.
*Last date for late work.,
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