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ECE 236 - Creative Expression

3.0 Credits
Learn to plan experiences that allow children to express their creative ideas and feelings. Focuses on strategies and understanding of the creative process. S/U grade option.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the teacher’s role in supporting creative expression in young children in early learning settings. [EXPLORE]
  2. Document a beginning understanding of how different curricular models support the development of creative expression. [REASON ]
  3. Communicate and relate how creative expression integrates with all domains of development and is a “leading activity” for growth in multiple areas. [COMMUNICATE]
  4. Demonstrate the role of the teacher as a child-development specialist in guiding meaning and decision making in the development of creative expression. [ACT]
  5. Demonstrate the teaching strategies that support children’s construction of knowledge through creative expression and that respect the children’s point of view in the expression of creative thought, actions, and use of materials. [EXPLORE]
  6. Demonstrate ability to plan creative-expression activities in the areas of visual art, movement, sculpture, music, and drama, as a regular part of early learning curriculum for young children. [COMMUNICATE]

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