Pretty easy, overall.
This course focuses on the importance of integrating the arts into an everyday classroom setting. The class appropriately looks into the benefits of music, visual art, drama, and dance as supplements to learning for all age groups. I strongly urge any education majors to enroll in this course, especially education majors who don't plan to teach an art as their focus.
This course is mainly group-project based with occasional personal projects, and students indubitably get to grow closer to their group as the semester goes on. Projects include multiple videos, personal narratives, and the creation of a fake school website by the end of the semester. As a future education major, I learned valuable ways to implement the arts into almost any classroom. As arts education major, I did find the material slightly pointless at times, considering I will be focusing my content in the arts rather than simply integrating it into another subject.
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Advice for students:
Be thoughtful and open-minded with your activities. As you read and report on children's books throughout the semester, certainly have fun but also be mindful of ways you could include the books into a curriculum of your own. Also, be willing to contribute to class discussions because the conversations can get very interesting while still remaining significant.