Course studies the creative/expressive development of early childhood, mild/moderate, and middle school learners. Supportive materials include national and Ohio Academic Content Standards. Learner outcomes, lessons, and materials developed. Artistic developmental stages studied. The portfolio that we create is a collection of work created by the university student that enhances their own art experience or works that can be created with children. Developmental and creative needs of learners considered in planning lessons and making applications across the curriculum. Best practices stressed to meet the needs of children including diverse populations. Cultural diversity is celebrated via artistic expression. Appropriate management and safety needs in teaching art emphasized. Technology in art is integrated; thematic units enriched by art are explored. A service project with children is inclusive to the course. This service project is supervised by the course instructor. Self-reflection on teacher effectiveness embraced and practiced. Course fee required.
Offered Fall, Spring for 3 Semester hours.