Experiencing the Arts: Creative Arts in Education
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Designed for non-art pre-service educators and in-service teachers, Experiencing the Arts: Creative Arts in Education not only provides a base knowledge of the arts in education, but includes examples of best practices, research, experiences, and pedagogical theories of art infusion and how it has been successful in many schools across the United States. Beyond the foundational knowledge and understanding this book provides for the readers, it gives examples of pragmatic application through lesson plans and why art infusion works.
Experiencing the Arts: Creative Arts in Education:
- Begins by deﬁning arts infusion, creativity and constructionism followed by lesson planning.
- Describes the signiﬁcance of the visual and performing arts (visual art, music, dance and theatre), how they can be infused and interviews with teachers who successfully infuse the arts.
- Discusses the research and philosophies of over ten creativity experts and art scholars.
- Examines multimodal learning, artistic pedagogies, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math), underserved populations and culture.
- Is ideal for pre-service teachers, STEAM integration expansion, professional development for generalist teachers, art infusion implementation, multimodal learning, and professionals look to improve student engagement.
Full disclosure of who I am
Silos in Education
How to use this book
CHAPTER 1 The Arts in Education
My Educational Philosophy
What is Creativity?
Nonthreatening Learning Environment
What is Arts infusion?
Creativity + Rigor = Success
CHAPTER 2 Lesson Planning with the Arts in Mind
Student Learning Outcomes
A History in Teacher Evaluation in the United States (according to the author’s experience)
Process Boards Demonstrate Process not just the Product
CHAPTER 3 Visual Art
What is Visual Art?
Visual World, Visual Culture, Visual Thinking
Elements of Art and Principles of Design
History of the Elements and Principles
The Elements of Art
The Principles of Design
Studio Thinking: The Eight Studio Habits of Mind
Mediums of Visual Art
Picturing Writing: Fostering Literacy Through Art
Story telling- Molly Bang Abstract Storytelling:
Name of Lesson: Fable Shapes
CHAPTER 4 Theatre Arts
So what is Theatre Arts Education?
How can Theatre Arts translate in the classroom?
Types or Genres of Theatre Art
Additional Theatrical Ideas for the Classroom
What is Theatre Arts infusion?
What Theatre Arts Infusion is Not.
Lesson Example: Talk Show – Reunion of the Abolitionists
CHAPTER 5 Dance
What is Dance Education?
Elements of Dance
Genres of Dance
Crossing the Midline
How can you infuse dance education into the classroom?
What Dance Education Infusion is Not
What are the National Dance Standards?
CHAPTER 6 Music
What is Music Education?
Elements of Music
Genres of Music
Music and the Brain
How can you infuse music education into the classroom?
What is Not Music Education?
What are the National Music Standards?
CHAPTER 7 Why This Works: The Empirical Data to Support Art Infusion
The Experts on the Arts
John Dewey - Collateral Learning
Vygotsky: Zone of Proximal Development
What do you do with the Artistic Stages of Development?
Lois Hetland, Ellen Winner, Shirley Veenema, and Kimberly M. Sheridan—Studio Thinking the Eight Studio Habits of Mind
Sir Ken Robinson - Changing Education Paradigms
Changing Paradigms in your Classroom
Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman - A Creative Crisis
Michelle and Robert Root-Bernstein – Sparks of Genius
Linda Darling-Hammond - The Four Cs of 21st-Century Skills
Applying the Four Cs of 21st-Century Skills
Daniel Pink - Drive and A Whole New Mind
How to use an Economist’s Model as a Teacher
Howard Gardner, Theresa Amabile, James Kaufman & Ronald Beghetto—The Creative Spectrum
Eric Jenson- Arts with the Brain in Mind
You and the Arts with the Brain in Mind
CHAPTER 8 Art in Action: Examples of Art-Based Pedagogies
The Creative Design Process
CHAPTER 9 Underserved Populations
All Children need the Arts
Connections through Art
Low Socioeconomic Status
Gifted and Talented
CHAPTER 10 Culture and the Arts
Culture and the Arts
Teaching through Culture
Important Factors When Teaching Culture, or Culturally Teaching
Epilogue: Apples to Oranges: A Final Note on Arts Education