E06 Creative Expression and Play 1E06 Creative Expression and PlayAssignment 4July 2, 2018Part 1
E06 Creative Expression and Play 2As educators never should we dismiss the importance of arts in students' development. It has been proven that arts can be used to teach any curriculum and makes learning fun. Teaching incorporating arts play an integral role in helping students achieve their full potential and contributes to children’s intellectual, social, physical, and emotional growth. Today, the inclusive classroom ensures that each child learns at his or her level. A curriculum inclusive of arts ensures that each child is able to express himself through the avenue of dance, drama, visual arts or music. Allowing diverse learners access to the same curriculum. Even the most challenged student. As stated by Bafumo (2005), "the arts are often one area in which students who are challenged by academic content can first succeed”. Exactly what we want each child to feel. Success! Every child in an inclusive classroom should feel a measure of success. An art curriculum will help to achieve just that.Children with Emotional and intellectual challenges, Visual impairments, Hearing impairments and Orthopedic impairments can all benefit from such a curriculum because arts can assist students in expressing themselves in a creative manner. As educators who try to accept individual differences in the inclusive classroom, we want to ensure that all are able to access the curriculum at their level so that he or she develops and sense of independence in completing tasks. The aim is to ensure that the child is able to participate and interact in social environment independently (Allen and Cowdery, 2011; Salend, 2010). Teachers are toensure that they understand their learners and create a challenging curriculum which will be able to meet these goals (Alexander, Johnson, Leibham & Kelley, 2008).
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