- Course Number:
- ECE 184
- Course Title:
- Children's Puppetry & Theater
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Course DescriptionCovers the benefits of puppetry and theater for young children, including creative expression, dramatic play, and development across domains. Addresses how to help children work through issues, conflicts and important transitions in their lives through puppetry. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
This course is designed to enhance the knowledge base of our degree-seeking students (who are required to take 6 10 credits of elective credit) while also providing an accessible, interesting, and relevant course to students who are seeking to meet their professional development requirements and/or who might have limited experience in the college setting.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion, students should be able to:
· Identify elements of quality puppetry and theater for young children.
· Articulate the role of puppetry and theater in the acquisition of skills and concepts across all developmental domains.
· Design, implement and evaluate puppetry and theater experiences for children of varying ages (2 years to school age) and abilities.
· Identify solutions to common barriers and issues that arise when using puppetry and theater with children.
· Describe the ways in which puppetry and theater with children can be a component of cultural validation and building relationships with families.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Attend and actively participate in class and small group activities.
- Complete written observations and assignments.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Why plan puppetry and theater experiences for children?
- Design and implementation of quality puppetry and theater experiences.
- Facilitating learning and development across domains with puppetry and theater experiences.
- Use of puppetry and theater in exploring emotions, conflicts, and transitions in childrens lives.
- Involving families and communities in puppetry and theater projects with children.
- Community resources.
- Addressing common barriers and issues that arise in puppetry and theater experiences.