Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Business and Social Sciences Division
CHLD 71PLANNING CREATIVE ART ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDRENSummer 2011
1 hour lecture.1 Unit

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 12 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: 1 Lab Hours: Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation: 1/7/11

1. Description -
Introduction to a variety of creative art activities for the young child. Exploration of a variety of tactile arts including paint, chalk, play dough, collage and crayons. Emphasis on developmentally appropriate curriculum development that encourages children's imagination, creative thinking and self-expression.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
  1. Demonstrate the ability to plan, prepare, and facilitate an open-ended art experience.
  2. Recognize the variety of art media that can be used with young children to encourage their creativity.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of methods to foster creativity in young children.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Classroom with a sink and tables.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
Student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate the ability to plan, prepare, and facilitate an open-ended art experience.
    1. Creative art activities based on the developmental needs of the individual child
    2. Development of appropriate goals for the creative experience
    3. Importance of offering a variety of creative art experiences to develop opportunities for a child's self-expression
  2. Recognize the variety of art media that can be used with young children to encourage their creativity.
    1. Drawing materials
    2. Glue
    3. Paint
    4. Sensory exploration materials such as play dough
    5. Teacher directed experience
    6. Child directed experience
    7. Teacher guided experience
    8. Hands-on activities
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of methods to foster creativity in young children.
    1. Strategies and teaching practices that encourage creativity
    2. Importance of creating an emotional and physical environment conducive to the development of art expression and aesthetics in young children
    3. Developmentally appropriate evaluation of a creative art experience for a child
    4. Recognize and apply knowledge of the importance of cultural sensitivity in encouraging a young child's creativity
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Class participation
  2. Creative activity resource binder
  3. Plan, prepare, facilitate and evaluate an open ended art activity
  4. In class writing reflections
7. Representative Text(s) -
No text

8. Disciplines -
Child Development
 
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Oral presentations, Laboratory, Demonstration.
 
10. Lab Content -
Explore various medium in including different types of paint, play dough, glue, drawing materials such as crayons, pastels, colored pencils, felt pens, collage.
 
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
 
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Reading relevant articles
  2. Writing assignments reflecting on class experiences
  3. Preparation of creative activity resource binder
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a restricted support course for the AA degree in Child Development.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-03-11 15:00:03


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines