The Colors of Learning: Integrating the Visual Arts Into the Early Childhood / Edition 1

The Colors of Learning: Integrating the Visual Arts Into the Early Childhood / Edition 1

by Rosemary Althouse
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0807742740

ISBN-13: 9780807742747

Pub. Date: 11/30/2002

Publisher: Teachers College Press

Unique in its creativity and depth of understanding, The Colors of Learning will change the way that teachers think about and react to children's artwork. Promoting the integration of visual art into all early childhood curriculum areas, this volume will help early childhood professionals to present in-depth art experiences to children so that they become engrossed in

Overview

Unique in its creativity and depth of understanding, The Colors of Learning will change the way that teachers think about and react to children's artwork. Promoting the integration of visual art into all early childhood curriculum areas, this volume will help early childhood professionals to present in-depth art experiences to children so that they become engrossed in expressing their ideas and newly learned concepts through art media. This user-friendly volume features actual classroom dialogue throughout the text and many illustrations of children's art, including some in full color.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807742747
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
11/30/2002
Series:
Early Childhood Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
486,515
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Chapter 1Integrating Art into the Early Childhood Curriculum1
Relevancy of Vygotsky's Theories of Language and Social Interaction3
Balancing the Visual Art Disciplines with Contemporary Concerns8
Creative Art Expression: The Reggio Emilia Approach9
Back to the Future: John Dewey and the Arts in Education10
Chapter 2Creating an Inviting Environment for Art Expression12
An Aesthetically Pleasing and Functional Environment13
Stationary Properties of the Room17
Arrangement of Learning Areas18
Conclusion23
Chapter 3Art Media, Tools, and Technological Resources That Foster Language Expression in Art25
Materials and Tools for Art Expression25
Acquiring Materials31
Organizing and Presenting Art Materials31
Using Technology37
Conclusion40
Chapter 4Beginning Investigations in Art41
Getting Started at the Discovery Table41
Observing and Reflecting43
Guiding Children to Explore and Create46
Making Connections Across Subjects49
Conclusion52
Chapter 5Guiding Children's Art Through Language54
Asking Convergent and Divergent Questions54
Art Talk55
Using the ZPD and Dynamic Assessment56
Developing Curriculum Based on Children's Knowledge and Interests57
Using the Immediate Environment to Motivate Art Expression59
Providing In-Depth Experiences with Natural Materials61
Building Conceptual Knowledge While Enhancing Art Expression: The City64
Documenting Children's Learning72
Using Portfolios for Assessment76
Conclusion79
Chapter 6Children Learn About Artists and Themselves as Artists81
Painting in Jackson Pollock's Style81
Introducing Art Reproductions to Children83
Children Identify with Art Reproductions87
Learning from Monet's Painting The Bridge at Argenteuil88
Matisse's Special Need and His Paper Cutouts92
Art and Children with Special Needs92
Enjoying Each Other's Art97
Working with Artists99
Conclusion102
Chapter 7Collaborating with Parents and Colleagues103
Involving Parents in Art Experiences103
Collaborating to Provide Quality Experiences in Visual Arts106
Conclusion111
Chapter 8Reflections112
Reflections from Teachers113
Reflections from Two Principals121
Reflections from Teacher Educators123
Appendix AChildren's Art Development126
Creative Thinking in Art126
Cognitive Thinking in Art128
Aesthetic Thinking128
Aesthetic Thinking and Art Talk129
Appendix BArt Talk: Language of Art130
The Language of the Elements of Design130
The Language of the Principles of Design134
Art Talk and Art Appreciation136
Suggestions for Talking with Children About Their Art136
References139
Index143
About the Authors149

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >