ARTS 225 - Art for the Elementary Teacher
3 Credit: (2 lecture, 1 lab, 0 clinical) 3 Contact Hours:
This course combines instruction in the practice and philosophy of teaching arts and crafts to children, with studio work in a variety of materials and techniques suitable for their use. Students are involved with both academic and practical experiences that are selected to prepare future teachers to relate to the needs and interests of children. Additional time is required for observations and participation. A comprehensive approach to art education that includes historical and current issues from cultural perspectives, art criticism, aesthetics and art making is applied.
OFFERED: spring semesters
Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1: Develop personal philosophy in art education.
- Evaluate teaching situation.
- Analyze current issues in education.
- Analyze current issues in arts.
- Reflect on personal experiences and philosophies.
Goal 2: Examine the development of art education at the elementary level.
- Examine theories and practices in elementary art education.
- Explore local issues in elementary education.
- Summarize current writings concerning elementary education.
- Analyze the interdisciplinary value of art education.
Goal 3: Create a lesson plan.
- Demonstrate art techniques.
- Critique the use of art elements and principles in works of art.
- Analyze art according to historical styles.
- Evaluate aesthetic qualities of art.
- Evaluate the appropriateness of the lesson plan for the audience.
- Deliver the lesson plan.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of the lesson plan.
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