CHLD 73: MUSIC & MOVEMENT IN THE EARLY YEARS
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||2 lecture per week (24 total per quarter)|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade Only|
Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate knowledge of current research linking music to areas of development
- Design a music plan to enhance various areas of development.
- Evaluate music materials for their appropriateness for young children.
The student will be able to:
A. Recognize the basic elements of music applicable to the infant/toddler, preschool and primary school child.
B. Evaluate music materials for their appropriateness for young children.
C. Recognize and apply the importance of cultural sensitivity in child development.
D. Demonstrate knowledge of current research linking music to areas of development.
E. Plan a music-nurturing environment.
A. Recognize the basic elements of music applicable to the infant/toddler, preschool and primary school child
1. Determine applicability of music based on:
d. Singing skills of children
B. Evaluate music materials for their appropriateness for young children based on children's capacity to:
2. Interact with it
C. Recognize and apply the importance of cultural sensitivity in child development
1. Develop ways to incorporate music/instruments from children's homes into the curriculum
D. Demonstrate knowledge of current research linking music to areas of development
1. Learning through music
a. Development of listening skills
b. Strengthening of aural discrimination
c. Enhancement of memory
d. Helping children speak clearly and pay attention
e. Facilitating smoother transitions
f. Encouragement of children's cooperation, and thinking and problem solving skills
g. Enhancement of children's literacy skills
2. Review current research about the influences of music in prenatal stage of development
3. Understand music as a tool in an inclusive environment
a. Levels the playing field for all participants
b. Calms and focuses the mind
c. Encourages interaction among all children in nonthreatening and enjoyable way
E. Plan a music-nurturing environment for the classroom that includes:
1. Considerations for students with disabilities
2. Possibility of music in every learning center including outdoors
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
A. Class work includes building simple rhythm instruments and activities, research and presentation of movement activities and songs that foster development, and adapting activities for children with disabilities.
B. Class discussion on reading assignments.
C. Midterm projects to evaluate and present recorded music, children's books that feature songs, and felt board activities.
D. Final project to evaluate the student's ability to plan a circle time for children using felt board, instrument, and movement activities based on the interests of young children.
E. Class participation.
Method(s) of Instruction
C. Cooperative learning exercises
D. Oral presentations
E. Class activities
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Edwards, Linda. Music and Movement: A Way of Life for the Young Child. 7th ed. 2012.
Pica, Rae. Experiences in Movement & Music. 2012.
Pica, Rae. Moving and Learning Across the Curriculum. 2005.
These books are still relevant to course content.
Selected articles assigned by instructor.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Reading and study of the text.
B. Reading and written response to test questions, assignments and relevant articles and online reading material.
C. Reaction writing assignments to video viewings, and experiences such as research projects and field trips.
D. Research, planning and written evaluation of individual or group creative projects.