Proposal Title

Increasing Teacher Creativity in Integrating Music into the Elementary School Curriculum

Proposal Abstract

Creativity can be difficult to define let alone teach and it often defies evaluation. However, creativity is an indispensable skill for the elementary teacher. Educators who are unable or unwilling to �think outside the box� often become exhausted dealing with the myriad of daily situations that arise and may give up the profession entirely. This session will focus on defining creativity as it applies to integrating music into the curriculum, and examining whether having students do more cooperative and experiential learning increases the level of creativity of the projects they create. The content of the session will be centered on a study which looked at two sections of Elementary Music Methods. The objectives of this session will be to create as a group, a working definition of creativity, and to refine the rubric which was used in the study.

Location

Room 1005

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 28th, 11:00 AM Mar 28th, 11:45 AM

Increasing Teacher Creativity in Integrating Music into the Elementary School Curriculum

Room 1005

Creativity can be difficult to define let alone teach and it often defies evaluation. However, creativity is an indispensable skill for the elementary teacher. Educators who are unable or unwilling to �think outside the box� often become exhausted dealing with the myriad of daily situations that arise and may give up the profession entirely. This session will focus on defining creativity as it applies to integrating music into the curriculum, and examining whether having students do more cooperative and experiential learning increases the level of creativity of the projects they create. The content of the session will be centered on a study which looked at two sections of Elementary Music Methods. The objectives of this session will be to create as a group, a working definition of creativity, and to refine the rubric which was used in the study.