- Course Number:
- ECE 235
- Course Title:
- Music and Movement in Early Childhood Education
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Course DescriptionOverview of the development of musical and motor skills in children from birth to age 6, learn and develop a variety of music and movement activities, techniques and materials appropriate for them. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
This course is an ECE elective.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Identify the ways in which music and movement can benefit young children's
(ages birth to 6 years) physical, cognitive, social, emotional and
Demonstrate and understanding of the development of musical and motor
skills in children from birth to age 6.
Demonstrate a basic vocabulary for talking about music and movement.
Develop and evaluate music and movement activities and materials for young
Demonstrate a beginning level of skill in presenting music and movement
Connect music and movement to the total classroom curriculum, as well as to
individual children's needs and interests.
Course Activities and Design
The material in this course will be presented in a variety of educationally
sound methods such as lecture, discussion, recitation, guest lectures,
field trips, research papers and small group
Hands-on experiences with music and movement activities, assessment and
the development of techniques for evaluating and using a variety of
types of music and movement activities with children aged 6 weeks to 6
years will be featured.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
At the beginning of the course, the instructor will detail the methods
used to evaluate student progress and the criteria for assigning a course
grade. The methods may include one or more of the following tools:
examinations, quizzes, homework assignments, activity write-ups,
research papers, small group problem solving of questions arising from
application of course concepts and concerns to actual experience,
oral presentations, demonstrations, or maintenance of a personal journal.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)