Jun 15, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalogue 
2018-2019 University Catalogue

DVPP 631 Foundations of Teaching and Learning Theory

College of Performing Arts

2 credits 30.0 hours
600 level graduate course

This course explores the history and philosophy of learning theories and their application to the training of young and emerging artists. Theoretical models from pre-20th century through current brain-based research are examined in relation to the teaching of the arts. Learning styles and teaching strategies are analyzed as a means to addressing effective classroom practices.

This course also provides teaching artists with a basic understanding of developmental theories and current issues in human behavior. Cognitive, language, social/emotional and motor domains are examined. Consideration is given to the ways teaching artists can create appropriate arts activities within academic and creative environments.

Open only to Devised Performance majors.
This course is not repeatable for credit.
Pass/fail grading only.