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ERIC Number: EJ831007
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1090-1027
A Fourth Dimension: Tapping the Artist within the Early Childhood Educator
Dehouske, Ellen J.
Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, v27 n3 p291-302 Sep 2006
This article examines the concept of an early childhood teacher learning, in stages, a new method for integrating the arts into the early childhood curriculum. An early childhood graduate course, Aesthetics as Learning, is the learning ground. In this course, the graduate students discover the "Adult Within," the "Child Within," the "Teacher Within" and the "Artist Within." The innovative component is the fourth dimension, which is defined as learning to "feel like an Artist Within." This is accomplished through 1-hour arts experiences in every 3-hour class, where the graduate student experiences the arts followed by discussion and reflection on the readings with a facilitative teacher in a supportive environment. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A