ED-729 : Learning & Remediation through Aesthetics

Academic Level:
Graduate
Department:
Education
Subject:
Education
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3
The students will describe aesthetics and the value of beauty in life. They will describe ways that learning is promoted through the visual arts, creative writing, dramatic play, music, and movement. The students will examine a developmental approach to the art forms. Building upon an understanding of the principles of child development, students will develop an understanding of the ways aesthetics will facilitate learning and creativity. The art forms will be a route to facilitating the young childs growth and development cognitively, socially, emotionally, physically, and in language development. Aesthetics is another way of knowing. Students will learn to apply concepts to practice in working with typical young children with a range of individual differences, as well as to children with developmental delays and special needs. Written and orally presented case studies, weekly readings, and writings are required. 3 credits