Creative Thinking And Arts-based Learning: Preschool Through Fourth Grade

Paperback | March 11, 2013

byJoan Packer Isenberg, Mary Renck Jalongo

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In Creative Thinking and Arts-Based Learning: Preschool Through Fourth Grade, 6/eJoan Packer Isenberg and Mary Renck Jalongo show future and current early childhood educators how to integrate children’s creativity, play, and the arts into their curriculum in a way that fosters learning and growth and meets accountability measures, by emphasizing the use of technology to enhance creativity and the arts, with myriad suggestions to differentiate instruction and make adaptations for diverse learners across the art forms.  Organized into four main parts, the text covers the foundations of creative thought; examines children’s play, games, and inventions; addresses the subject areas that are traditionally associated with the creative arts; delves into the teacher’s role–supporting creative expression and play, assessing creative processes and products, and working with diverse families and communities; and discusses effective design and use of environments, materials, and resources. Unique boxed pedagogical features make the text more practical, readable, and helpful to the early childhood educator. Written for prospective and practicing early childhood educators who are expected to teach in accordance with an increasing number of state, local, and national benchmarks, this proven and adaptable text will best prepare the early childhood educator for creative thinking in the classroom and beyond. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video.

 

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Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0133400107.   In Creative Thinking and Arts-Based Learning: Preschool Through Fourth Grade, 6/eJoan Packer Isenberg and Mary Renck Jalongo show future and current earl...

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This versatile resource shows future and current early childhood educators how to integrate children’s creativity, play, and the arts into their curriculum in a way that fosters learning and growth, meets accountability measures, emphasizes the use of technology to enhance creativity and the arts, and suggests ways to differentiate ins...

Joan Packer Isenberg is Professor Emerita of Education at George Mason University where she served as associate dean in the College of Education and Human Development from 2003-2011, and as the founding director of the Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning (ASTL) program from 1999-2003. She is past-president of the National Associ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 9.1 × 7.4 × 1.2 inPublished:March 11, 2013Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132853361

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Table of Contents

Part I Foundations of Creative Thought    

Chapter 1: Understanding Children’s Creative Thought and Expression

Chapter 2: Supporting Children’s Play, Games, and Inventions

 

Part II The Creative Arts

Chapter 3: Promoting Children’s Art

Chapter 4: Engaging Children in Music, Movement, and Dance

Chapter 5: Inviting Children’s Participation in the Dramatic Arts

 

Part III Creative Teaching and Assessment

Chapter 6: Teachers’ Roles in Fostering Creative Thought and Expression

Chapter 7: Assessing the Creative Processes and Products of Children

Chapter 8: Children’s Creative Work in Diverse Families and Communities

 

Part IV Environments That Support Creativity and Arts-Based Learning

Chapter 9: Designing Environments That Support Creativity and the Arts

Chapter 10: Using Creative Materials and Resources Effectively

 

Appendix A Cross-Referenced Standards Guide

Appendix B Noncompetitive Games for Children

Appendix C Resources for Creative Materials