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ISBN-10 0132854015ISBN-13 9780132854016
ISBN-10 0132853361ISBN-13 9780132853361
Author(s): Joan Packer Isenberg; Mary Renck Jalongo
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 528

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Written for courses in Creative Arts and Expression, Curriculum, and Play in Early Childhood Education.

This versatile resource shows future and current early childhood educators how to integrate children’s creativity, play, and the arts into their curriculum in a way that fosters learning and growth, meets accountability measures, emphasizes the use of technology to enhance creativity and the arts, and suggests ways to differentiate instruction and make adaptations for diverse learners across the art forms.

Creative Thinking and Arts-Based Learning: Preschool Through Fourth Grade distills essential research-based methods that guide classroom teachers in promoting creativity, play, art, music, dance, and drama for all children. It supports the teacher’s role by addressing the classroom environment, materials and resources, behavior management, assessment, and culturally responsive teaching. This comprehensive text examines creative thought and play as foundational to arts-based learning, provides a strong research base, highlights how the arts and creative thought meet national standards through classroom activities and experiences, and includes practical features such as answers to frequently asked questions, technology applications, and suggestions for teaching the arts to diverse learners.

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