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Creativity and Expression in the Early Years (workshop)

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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation CoreSVS1EC3041

Semester and Year Offered: Semester-3, Monsoon 2018

Course Coordinator and Team: Fariha Siddiqui, Dr Sunita Singh and Sheetal Nagpal

Email of course coordinator: fariha@aud.ac.in

Pre-requisites The course focuses on the job role of supervisor (Level-6) in an early childhood centre. The course is meant to be offered to those who have specific knowledge and skills related to Day care facilitator (Level-5) offered in 1st year respectively

Objectives:

The specific objectives of the course are to help students:

  • Develop skills of conducting activities with children.
  • Plan developmentally and contextually appropriate activities for children.
  • Develop skills of a supervisor in planning and conducting activities for engaging young children.
  • Understand children’s talk and converse with them.

Course Outcomes:

After completing the course, students will be able to:

  • Conduct creative activities related to music and movement, drama, art and science with children in a centre.
  • Demonstrate best practices to the facilitator
  • Demonstrate skills to resolve conflicts in children
  • Conduct early language, literacy and numeracy activities with young children in the centre
  • Develop the ability to evaluate activities/materials in terms of age and developmental appropriateness

Brief description of modules/ Main modules:

1:Creativity and Expression in the Early Years

These workshops will be linked to the course ‘Developing young children’s creativity’.

Week

Topic

Objectives

Readings (Core and suggested)

Assessment

1

Discovering our creative selves:

The exploration of one’s own creativity and how and why to nurture it.

Mayesky, M. (2009).Creative activities for young children. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar.

 

Chapter 15: Dramatic play and puppetry (pp. 323- 344)

 

Chapter 16: Creative movement (pp. 345-365)

 

Chapter 17:Creative music (pp. 366- 387)

 

Chapter 19: Creative science (pp. 423-454)

 

In class participation and attendance 20%

 

Short in-class assessments 40%

 

Term end Assessment 40%

2-3

Creativity and visual art:

Visual art activities for creative expression.

4-5

Creative thinking activities:

Engage in activities such as, making new stories /extending stories, riddles, Jokes, rhymes, and other activities involving creative thinking.

6-7

Music and movement in early years

Activities for fostering music and movement in the early years

8-9

Creativity and music in the early years.

Connections between creating music and creativity

10

Creativity and movement:

Physical activities with an integration of music and movement.

11-12

Creativity and drama: play will be explored.

Through these workshops, the development of creativity and imagination using role play, puppets, make-believe/pretend