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Creative Thinking and Arts-Based Learning : Preschool Through Fourth Grade

Creative Thinking and Arts-Based Learning : Preschool Through Fourth Grade - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0131188310

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Published: 2006
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Creative Thinking and Arts-Based Learning : Preschool Through Fourth Grade - 4TH 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131188310

Joan Packer Isenberg and Mary Renck R. Jalongo

ISBN13: 978-0131188310
ISBN10: 0131188313
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 06
Publisher: Merrill Education/Prentice Hall

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

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.

Features

  • NEW - Updated references in research and theoretical framework
  • NEW - New opening classroom scenarios by grade level (Ex. pp 81-83, 133-134).
  • NEW - Updated Gardner's Multiple Intelligences (Ex. pp 121, 178).
  • NEW - Revised figures and tables that compress and apply content to settings (Ex. 194-195).
  • NEW - Increased focus of health and safety issues (Ex. 210-211).
  • NEW - Expanded discussion on the appropriate use of technology in the classroom (Ex. pp 207-208).
  • NEW - Updated Instructor's Manual
  • NEW - Part of the Merrill Teacher Prep Textbook Series. Your students' textbook is now the ultimate resource for applying learned strategies to classroom practice. "Things to Take Into Your Classroom" featured on the front and back cover of every Teacher Prep text lists page references for the book's strategies, plans, activities, lessons, and other resourceful materials for students to use in the classroom--making this text not just a book for learning, but a book for teaching.
    • Addresses national standards in each chapter-Designed to help readers apply their knowledge, skill, and understanding to national standards in the arts, in the content areas, and in early childhood teacher education. (Ex. pp 261-263, 304-308).
    • Includes Frequently Asked Questions and Research-Based Answers-Each chapter contains 3-5 FAQs with answers, allowing students to use these responses to build a repertoire of convincing and persuasive responses that non-educators and other educators often ask. (Ex. pp 128-129, 173).
    • Teacher reflections and scenarios from new and experienced teachers on the chapter content-These authentic examples and candid remarks, followed by questions to stimulate the thinking of other students who are reading the book, give readers a sense of real situations and provide a common base for discussion. (Ex. pp 180, 227-229).
    • Full case study portraying a teacher dilemma on the role of play in a child-centered classroom-Self-contained case material contains study questions for the students and suggestions for use by the instructor in the classroom. (Ex. pp 269-270, 315-316).
    • Interactive end of chapter student activities-Helps readers reflect upon, synthesize, discuss, apply, and solidify their knowledge. These activities include Discuss, a series of thought-provoking questions; Write to Learn, an issue to write about in a reflective journal; and Interview, an opportunity for students to collect firsthand information on a topic related to the chapter content. (Ex. pp 267, 425).
    • Technology Applications for students and faculty-Provides students and faculty with immediate access to the most current support materials for the book's content. The website (www.prenhall.com/isenberg) includes practice test questions for students in a study guide, a self-correcting format, as well as outstanding children's literature to accompany and support the chapter content.
    • PowerPoint Transparencies-Available in the Instructor's Manual, these provide expanded technology support for faculty who are expected to integrate technology into their higher education teaching.

New To This Edition

  • Updated references in research and theoretical framework
  • New opening classroom scenarios by grade level (Ex. pp 81-83, 133-134).
  • Updated Gardner's Multiple Intelligences (Ex. pp 121, 178).
  • Revised figures and tables that compress and apply content to settings (Ex. 194-195).
  • Increased focus of health and safety issues (Ex. 210-211).
  • Expanded discussion on the appropriate use of technology in the classroom (Ex. pp 207-208).
  • Updated Instructor's Manual
  • Part of the Merrill Teacher Prep Textbook Series. Your students' textbook is now the ultimate resource for applying learned strategies to classroom practice. "Things to Take Into Your Classroom" featured on the front and back cover of every Teacher Prep text lists page references for the book's strategies, plans, activities, lessons, and other resourceful materials for students to use in the classroom--making this text not just a book for learning, but a book for teaching.

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 Materials

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