ECAE 7546T: Human Tracks in the Urban Landscape: A practicum in art, technology and the environment
45 hours; 3 credits
Exploration of the visual arts and the natural sciences as complementary forms of active inquiry. Investigation of representational codes, epistemologies, and habits of mind common to the artistic and scientific endeavors. Construction of site-specific, artistic installations and digital imagery as strategies for observation, documentation, and reflection upon contemporary environmental and aesthetic issues. Introduction to designing interdisciplinary curriculum, instruction, and evaluation of learning across visual art and environmental science content areas. Pedagogical focus on Pre-K-12 students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds; including gifted and talented and students with disabilities. Topics include affordances of natural and man-made materials, tools, and resources; digital image technology; place-based instruction, theories and research-validated pedagogical methodology. Studio and on-site field work required.
Prerequisites and/or corequisites: Matriculation in the MA or Advanced Certificate Program in Teaching Art (PK-12); the MS in Childhood Education Teacher of Science and Environmental Education (1-6); the M.A.T in Adolescence Science Education (grades 7-12), or post-graduate, in-service teachers of Art or Science.
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