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Effective Term:
Summer 2014 through Summer 2018

Course Number:
ECE 235
Course Title:
Music and Movement in Early Childhood Education
Credit Hours:
Lecture Hours:
Lecture/Lab Hours:
Lab Hours:

Course Description

Overview 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
  creative growth.
  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)