THF 405 Human Development in the Arts

This course aims to provide prospective teachers of dance and drama with an understanding of several important concepts within arts education including: mastering skills, creative problem solving and arts appreciation. Students will be exposed to theories of development, aesthetics and intelligence, specifically Howard Garner’s theory of multiple intelligences and how it advocates for the absolute necessity of arts education at all levels. The course will include an examination of specific works of drama and dance in relationship to the generation of lesson ideas. The goal of this course is to help students in developing a teaching style that is engaging, comprehensive and enjoyable. Lect: 3 hrs. Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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