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.show more

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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 190.5 x 231.1 x 17.8mm | 748.44g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Merrill
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0131188313
  • 9780131188310

Table of contents

PART I FOUNDATIONS OF CREATIVE THOUGHT Chapter 1-Understanding Children's Creative Thought and Expression Chapter 2-Supporting Children's Play, Games, and Inventions Chapter 3-Promoting Children's Art PART II THE FINE ARTS Chapter 4-Engaging Children in Music, Movement, and Dance Chapter 5-Inviting Children's Participation in the Dramatic Arts PART III CREATIVE TEACHING Chapter 6-Planning and Managing the Classroom Environment Chapter 7-Using Classroom Materials and Resources Effectively Chapter 8-Fostering Creative Thought and Expression Chapter 9-Assessing the Creative Processes and Products of Children Chapter 10-Developing an Appreciation for Children's Creative Work in Diverse Families and Communities APPENDIX Appendix A: Dance Prop Box Appendix B: Published Rating Scales to Evaluate Preschool Settings Appendix C: Noncompetitive Games for Children Appendix D: Observations of Medical Play Appendix E: Case Study: Dittos and Elegant Costumes Appendix F: Resources for Play Materialsshow more

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