The Creative Arts: A Process Approach for Teachers and Children

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1996-08-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
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This novel text engages future teachers in the processes of creativity to encourage creative growth and participation in their classrooms. It emphasizes process, rather than product, so teachers learn that once they tap into their own creativity they are better equipped to help children participate in the creative process. New and expanded content in the fourth edition includes: National standards for drama, visual arts, dance, and music and examples of how teachers can address them A new Families feature in each chapter explaining how families can support children' s creative activities at home Expanded and deepened multicultural content in the prose and in exploring the arts through a multicultural context Children' s literature and recommended books in each chapter for integrating literature and the arts

Table of Contents

Beginning the Journeyp. 1
Setting the Stagep. 3
Nature of the Bookp. 7
What Are the Arts?p. 12
Diversity and Multicultural Art in Your Classroomp. 18
Theoretical Perspectivesp. 22
The Creative Processp. 32
Models of Creativityp. 37
A Case Study of Selfp. 39
Affective Developmentp. 41
The Teaching/Learning Atmospherep. 46
Developmentally Appropriate Practicep. 47
Personal and Professional Growthp. 48
Exploring Feelings and Imagesp. 53
The Affective Domainp. 55
Two Hemispheres of the Brainp. 62
Guided Imagery for Teachersp. 73
Guided Imagery and Childrenp. 81
Exploring Guided Imagery Through a Multicultural Contextp. 87
Guided Imagery Scripts for Childrenp. 88
Developmentally Appropriate Practicep. 90
Personal and Professional Growthp. 92
Introducing Music and Movementp. 99
The Continuum of Development in the Affective Domain: Respondingp. 101
Music and Movement: Enjoyment and Value for Childrenp. 103
Theories of Musical Developmentp. 106
Basic Stages of Early Musical Developmentp. 111
Developmentally Appropriate Practicep. 114
The Stage Awaits: Music and Movement for Young Childrenp. 117
Processes for Music and Movementp. 133
Exploring Movement and Dance Through a Multicultural Contextp. 136
Creative Movementp. 141
Personal and Professional Growthp. 146
Celebrating the Visual Artsp. 151
Children and the Artistic Processp. 153
How Important Is Your Role, Teacher?p. 159
Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences: Spatial Intelligencep. 162
Materials and Processes for the Visual Artsp. 164
Exploring the Visual Arts Through a Multicultural Contextp. 174
Developmentally Appropriate Practicep. 178
Image Awareness Art Ideas for Childrenp. 180
The Continuum of Development in the Affective Domain: Valuingp. 183
Personal and Professional Growthp. 184
Encouraging Play and Creative Drama in the Classroomp. 189
The Play's the Thingp. 191
Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences: Intrapersonal and Interpersonalp. 204
Developmentally Appropriate Practicep. 208
Processes and Materials for Encouraging Creative Dramap. 210
Exploring Creative Drama Through a Multicultural Contextp. 217
The Continuum of Development in the Affective Domain: Organizationp. 222
Personal and Professional Growthp. 223
Experimenting with Three-Dimensional Artp. 228
Young Children and Three-Dimensional Artp. 230
Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences: Naturalist Intelligencep. 235
Developmentally Appropriate Practicep. 236
Processes and Materials for Three-Dimensional Artp. 239
Creative and Imaginative Ideas for Childrenp. 244
Exploring Three-Dimensional Art Through a Multicultural Contextp. 249
Three-Dimensional Art for Teachersp. 250
The Continuum of Development in the Affective Domain: Characterization by a Value or Value Complexp. 259
Reflective Awareness and the Continuum of Affective Developmentp. 260
Personal and Professional Growthp. 262
Planning for Literaturep. 266
The Literature Environmentp. 267
Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences: Linguistic Intelligencep. 271
Developmentally Appropriate Practicep. 275
Processes and Materials for Using Literature with Childrenp. 280
Exploring Literature Through a Multicultural Contextp. 290
Linking the Arts Through Literature: An Interdisciplinary Unitp. 291
Personal and Professional Growthp. 303
Beginning a New Adventurep. 310
Building a Bridge between Self-Understanding and Creativityp. 312
Personal and Professional Growthp. 314
Creative Arts: Carry Them On!p. 316
Literaturep. 319
Musicp. 333
Fingerplaysp. 342
Referencesp. 350
Indexp. 358
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