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 p...show morehilosophy 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.
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).
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.
Edition/Copyright:4TH 06 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Merrill Education/Prentice Hall Published: 06/29/2005 International: No
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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 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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