Western Michigan University

ED 430: Creativity in the Classroom

Allison Downey

Diane Eberts


Reflection Papers / Evaluations: 20 points (all combined)
1.5-2pgs double-spaced, 12 pt. Font, Times-Roman. Stapled
An opportunity to develop your skills as a reflective teacher: to more formally reflect on the connections between our reading, activities, assignments, pedagogy, and your own teaching and experiences. You may choose to complete 4 out of 5 of the assigned reflection papers. See the Reflection Paper Checklist document for more specific guidelines.

Current Reflect Paper Due Dates Include:
Wed. Sept. 10th: : Respond to reading re: arts education and the need for it.
Wed. Sept. 17th : Choose 1 to respond to:

1. How does arts integration address or respond to the theories explored in
chapter 1? (Gardner’s theories of MI, , Erikson’s Stage Theory, Piaget’s
Stages of Cognitive Development, and Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs, &
Vygotsky’s ZPD?)

2. How can you as a teacher use the research and theories of creativity in
terms of your own process, your students’ experience, and/or arts
integration? (consider section “Take Action 6” on p.31.)

Wed. Sept. 24th : Based on the reading how and why might you use a multicultural approach in your teaching? (explain your understanding of multicultural education)

Mon. Sept. 29th: : What are the connections between a multiple realities approach to history and multicultural education? How might these connections affect your teaching?

Wed. Oct. 22nd : How might you utilize the arts in your classroom for healing (to process a tragedy)?





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