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Colors of Learning Integrating the Visual Arts into the Early Childhood Curriculum

ISBN-10: 0807742740
ISBN-13: 9780807742747
Edition: 2002
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Book details

List price: $20.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Integrating Art into the Early Childhood Curriculum
Relevancy of Vygotsky's Theories of Language and Social Interaction
Balancing the Visual Art Disciplines with Contemporary Concerns
Creative Art Expression: The Reggio Emilia Approach
Back to the Future: John Dewey and the Arts in Education
Creating an Inviting Environment for Art Expression
An Aesthetically Pleasing and Functional Environment
Stationary Properties of the Room
Arrangement of Learning Areas
Conclusion
Art Media, Tools, and Technological Resources That Foster Language Expression in Art
Materials and Tools for Art Expression
Acquiring Materials
Organizing and Presenting Art Materials
Using Technology
Conclusion
Beginning Investigations in Art
Getting Started at the Discovery Table
Observing and Reflecting
Guiding Children to Explore and Create
Making Connections Across Subjects
Conclusion
Guiding Children's Art Through Language
Asking Convergent and Divergent Questions
Art Talk
Using the ZPD and Dynamic Assessment
Developing Curriculum Based on Children's Knowledge and Interests
Using the Immediate Environment to Motivate Art Expression
Providing In-Depth Experiences with Natural Materials
Building Conceptual Knowledge While Enhancing Art Expression: The City
Documenting Children's Learning
Using Portfolios for Assessment
Conclusion
Children Learn About Artists and Themselves as Artists
Painting in Jackson Pollock's Style
Introducing Art Reproductions to Children
Children Identify with Art Reproductions
Learning from Monet's Painting The Bridge at Argenteuil
Matisse's Special Need and His Paper Cutouts
Art and Children with Special Needs
Enjoying Each Other's Art
Working with Artists
Conclusion
Collaborating with Parents and Colleagues
Involving Parents in Art Experiences
Collaborating to Provide Quality Experiences in Visual Arts
Conclusion
Reflections
Reflections from Teachers
Reflections from Two Principals
Reflections from Teacher Educators
Children's Art Development
Creative Thinking in Art
Cognitive Thinking in Art
Aesthetic Thinking
Aesthetic Thinking and Art Talk
Art Talk: Language of Art
The Language of the Elements of Design
The Language of the Principles of Design
Art Talk and Art Appreciation
Suggestions for Talking with Children About Their Art
References
Index
About the Authors

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