The course develops an understanding of current theories, approaches, and innovations as it relates to young children’s art. It considers different approaches to children’s processes such as developmental, semiotic, relational-materialist, Deluezian approaches, how each might work with children’s own concerns and the educational implications of each perspective. This course explores ways that educators can facilitate children’s artistic engagements and productions and support their fluency with/in different artistic media and processes. It aims to help educators develop sensitivities towards working with young children in their creations, experimentations and fabrications. The course is designed with either on-line and face-to-face portions or face to face delivery and involves readings, discussions, group work, and personal experimentation with various artistic processes.
45 credits of 100-level or higher coursework including EDUC 277 and EDUC 373; and ENGL 100 as a pre- or corequisite
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