Sep 28, 2021
EDEC 3801 - Play and Creativity in Early Childhood Education
This course examines theories of play and creative expression in early childhood education. Candidates have the opportunity to develop an awareness of and an appreciation for their own creative abilities, creative teaching, and play as well as creative expression in children’s learning and curriculum experiences. Candidates plan, implement, and evaluate learning experiences for play and the creative arts for children age 3 to grade 3, with emphasis on integrating play, art, construction, music, movement, dance, and drama with content standards throughout the curriculum.
Requisites: EDTE 1000 or EDEC 1001 or concurrent and C or better in EDEC 1600
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will be able to describe early childhood developmental theories for play, art, construction, music, movement, dance, and drama in early childhood education.
- Students will be able to describe the relationship between play, creative arts, and the development of the whole child - cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development.
- Students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of young children’s characteristics and needs.
- Students will be able to identify the multiple influences on development and learning
- Students will be able to create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments.
- Students will be able to practice responsible assessment.
- Students will be able to demonstrate, and use effective approaches, strategies, and tools for early education.
- Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to build meaningful curriculum.
- Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledgeable, reflective, and critical perspectives on early education.
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