SPEC 33
Community Arts in Education Winter 2023

Class Details

In this course, students will explore the diverse opportunities that fall within community arts and education. As part of the exploration students will research the work of artist educators and arts education programs in a variety of community contexts, develop skills to plan, implement and evaluate arts education programming, and document creative processes and arts education program outcomes. Examine the opportunities for artist-educators in a variety of settings. Develop skills as community arts practitioners including program design, implementation, documentation and assessment. Explore education theories grounded in social justice education with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Explore the creative process as a means of activism, community development, and youth development. Explore flexible strategies in arts integration across art forms Students will explore community arts education examples across a variety of settings, matching individual interests and career paths. Each student will participate in the design and implementation of a community arts education program providing a practical, real-world experience that links theory and practice. We will meet as a class 3 days a week for 2-3 hours. Each class will have: -a hands on exploration of arts based strategies that can be used flexibly to foster learning, -discussion of the readings/viewings -students will draw from the Integrating the Arts Across the Curriculum text, and a series of video examples. -writing/reflection -students will design their own mini-workshop based on their area of interest Students will have about 7-8 hours of class time and will also have the opportunity to present their final workshop plans
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 20
Expected: NA
Class#: 1296
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: Final project or presentation
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: I would prefer a limit of about 15 students in order to be able to allow for presentations of student workshop ideas engaging the class in experiential exploration.
Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses
SLFX Winter Study Self-Expression
STUX Winter Study Student Exploration
WELL Winter Study Wellness

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