ECAE 7106T Visual Arts in Early Childhood Education

30 hours plus conference; 3 credits

Pedagogical approaches to integrating the visual arts in early childhood curriculum. Analysis and application of theory and research to the teaching of the visual arts for all young children, birth through grade two, including culturally and linguistically diverse children, as well as children with special needs. Philosophies and goals of visual arts education, particularly as they apply to diverse, urban communities. Artistic development in early childhood within varied social, cultural, and environmental contexts. Role of materials and experience as they apply to artistic learning in young children. Work with a variety of artistic forms and media, field trips.

Prerequisite: Early Childhood and Art Education 7100T or 7102T.

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