EAD404 - Theories and Applications of Music, Movement and Dramatic Play
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Theories and Applications of Music, Movement and Dramatic Play
This subject explores the principles, methods and materials for teaching children music, movement and dramatic play through process-oriented experiences. Students will participate in experiences to develop practical skills with found and pre-made materials. Students will focus on assessing and creating environments that foster music, movement and dramatic play experiences through active facilitation in their role as an early childhood educator.
EAD 404 is a required subject in the Bachelor of Child Development.
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
DEGREE LEVEL LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Graduates of the Bachelor of Child Development program will demonstrate the ability to consistently:
1. Analyze and evaluate past and current theories of child development and determine their relevance for application in a variety of child and family programs and services.
2. Plan and implement appropriate and comprehensive individual and group programs and curricula to meet the developmental needs of children and their families in a variety of contexts.
3. Integrate and apply relevant legislation, policies, procedures and regulations in a broad range of early childhood education programs and settings within a changing social context.
4. Make sound judgments using effective critical thinking and problem-solving skills and act according to professional ethics and standards.
5. Demonstrate respect for diversity and fairness in all contexts related to children and their families.
6. Develop programs and services that are responsive to and inclusive of the diverse needs of groups and individuals.
7. Develop and maintain positive, respectful, nurturing and responsive relationships with individual children, groups of children, families, co-workers and the community through effective written, oral, non-verbal, visual, and electronic communication.
8. Plan, communicate and evaluate responses to client needs as part of an interdisciplinary team serving families and young children.
9. Utilize a variety of effective observation techniques and research strategies to pursue best practices and conduct applied research relevant to the field of early child development and family service.
10. Plan, develop and implement integrated/effective advocacy strategies in collaboration with colleagues, families and community partners to further the interests of all stakeholders.
11. Examine and reflect upon one’s own practice to assess one’s effectiveness and modify actions/activities accordingly.
12. Demonstrate in depth knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the society and culture in the world, and genre of a traditional liberal arts education.
GENERAL LEARNING OUTCOME:
Upon successful completion of this required subject, students will be able to articulate the theoretical underpinnings of music, movement and drama in early education as well as plan programs that support children’s development.
SPECIFIC LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon successful completion, the student is able to:
1. Implement meaningful, integrated experiences in music, movement and dramatic play with other curriculum areas.
2. Use developmentally appropriate methods that include play, open-ended questioning, problem solving, co-operative learning and inquiry experiences to help children develop critical thinking.
3. Examine the role of aesthetics in environments for children.
4. Describe factors that encourage and discourage creativity.
5. Compare and contrast process-oriented experiences versus product oriented experiences.
6. Determine the relationship of multiple intelligence to creativity.
7. Outline the developmental sequences of music, movement and dramatic play.
8. Select organize and utilize developmentally appropriate content and skills that foster all children’s creative expression.
9. Measure children’s achievements.
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