Creative Thinking and Arts-Based Learning

Creative Thinking and Arts-Based Learning : Preschool Through Fourth Grade

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For courses in Creative Arts in Early Childhood Education.The 4th edition of this widely accepted, versatile book shows future and current early childhood educators how to integrate children's creativity, play and the arts into their curriculum in a way that fosters learning and growth. Instructor's will find various features within the text that they can use as assignments and as in-class activities to enable students to articulate their child-centered philosophy to families, colleagues, and administrators. Creative Thinking and Arts-Based Learning lends extensive support to faculty who are themselves at different levels of experience in working with practitioners.
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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 190.5 x 231.1 x 17.8mm | 748.44g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0131188313
  • 9780131188310

Table of contents

PART I FOUNDATIONS OF CREATIVE THOUGHT Chapter 1-Understanding Children's Creative Thought and ExpressionChapter 2-Supporting Children's Play, Games, and InventionsChapter 3-Promoting Children's ArtPART II THE FINE ARTSChapter 4-Engaging Children in Music, Movement, and DanceChapter 5-Inviting Children's Participation in the Dramatic ArtsPART III CREATIVE TEACHINGChapter 6-Planning and Managing the Classroom EnvironmentChapter 7-Using Classroom Materials and Resources EffectivelyChapter 8-Fostering Creative Thought and ExpressionChapter 9-Assessing the Creative Processes and Products of ChildrenChapter 10-Developing an Appreciation for Children's Creative Work in Diverse Families and CommunitiesAPPENDIXAppendix A: Dance Prop BoxAppendix B: Published Rating Scales to Evaluate Preschool SettingsAppendix C: Noncompetitive Games for ChildrenAppendix D: Observations of Medical PlayAppendix E: Case Study: Dittos and Elegant CostumesAppendix F: Resources for Play Materials
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