May 29, 2024  
Fitchburg State University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDUC 3096 - Integrating Fine Arts into the Early Childhood Curriculum

3 cr. 3 hr. Evening course offered annually.

This course examines the creative process, the elements of the arts, the theories of arts instruction, and the implementation of curriculum for young children, birth through 8, using the arts as a tool for learning. Students will investigate methods, materials, and assessment used in curricula taught through arts integration, as well as art methods themselves, and the cultural connections inherent in the arts. Students will use the National Core Arts Standards and the MA Curriculum Frameworks to design lessons utilizing drama/theatre, dance, music, visual arts, and media arts (the five art forms) to engage in all learners and inspire critical thinking and meaning making in safe, inspiring indoor and outdoor learning environments. Students will reflect on their own role in the intentional integration of the arts in early childhood education leading children to competency in creating, performing, responding, and connecting.

Prerequisite(s): PSY 1200 , EDUC 3023  

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