Introduces aesthetic educational theory as it relates to the aims, curriculum, organization and teaching/learning of the arts (music, drama, dance and visual arts). Presents a basic working knowledge of the arts and the pedagogical strategies used to implement and integrate the arts into and through the pre-K-6 curriculum. Emphasis is placed on state and national standards and curricular integration. A focus is placed on theories that ground creative arts instruction, research-based benefits that are shown to improve academic achievement, and pedagogical strategies that focus on hands-on learning and creativity development. Includes clinical experiences. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ELED 350 LITERATURE FOR CHILDREN (Fall 2019)
Emphasizes knowledge necessary for an appreciation and understanding of children’s literature, its historical development, major genres in the field, contemporary issues, debates about children and literature written for them, and the literacy terms relevant to the study of literature written for children. In addition to reading critically acclaimed works of both fiction and nonfiction, examine poetry, folklore and digital stories and the relationship between graphic narrative and text. Includes clinical experiences. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Early Childhood and Double Major Prerequisites: ECED 352, ELED 305/202, 317, 397. Elementary Major Prerequisites: ELED 302, 305/202, 317, 397. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ELED 397 DIVERSITY AND THE SELF (Fall 2019)
Reviews theories and aspects of cultural competence most relevant to teaching in diverse classrooms. Explores the ideals of freedom, democracy, justice, equality, equity and human dignity from the perspective of the individual. Provides experiences that heighten candidates’ diversity awareness and sensitivity. Examines different kinds of beliefs, attitudes, values and practices that foster cultural and linguistic competence at the individual level. The instructor may use different medium to study the topic. One hour per week.