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EDUC 391 - Cultivating Creativity

5 Credits
This class is for BAS in Early Learning students. Explore how to use the arts (process art, music, dramatic play, movement) to promote growth and development, meet state standards, and support a positive sense of self, family, and group identity. 

Program Admission Required Yes Admitted Program BAS - EDUC

Quarters Typically Offered
Spring Evening, Weekend

Designed to Serve BAS in Teaching and Early Learning students focused on children birth to 5 and their families.
Active Date 20200330T21:15:00

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 30
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
PLA Eligible Yes

Course Outline
  • Introduction to creativity. What is it? How do we get it? 
  • State standards in the arts. Anti-bias goals. Culturally sustaining curriculum. How do these fit together? 
  • Working with families. How can they help us? How can we help them? What can we do together to support young children.
  • Lesson planning. 
  • Responding to children’s efforts. Get rid of “good job”. ‘
  • Integrating the arts across the environment and the curriculum.
  • The cycle of teaching. Praxis. Theory, action, reflection.

Student Learning Outcomes
Create strategies to integrate culturally sustaining, developmentally inclusive arts experiences (process art, music, dramatic play, movement) into everyday classroom routines.

Describe how to partner with families to support children's creativity and development of family pride, confidence, and positive social and group identities.

Create lessons plans that use the the arts to support healthy development and reinforce positive cultural and linguistic identities.

Develop responses to children's efforts that reflect best practices in creative development.

Create lesson plans in the arts that align local, state, and/or national standards with culturally sustaining/anti-bias practices.

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