EDLS 307 -- Literacy Education in the Arts Disciplines (3) Designed for pre-service teachers of the music, theater, and fine arts in grades PK-12, this course examines the historical, cultural, political and social foundations of literacy and their implications for teaching and acquiring literacy in U.S. schools. In addition, students are prepared to apply techniques of literacy instruction to support the learning of arts content by students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Finally, students explore how diverse forms of text (print, electronic, digital) produce a range of reading, writing, and interpretive demands, challenging traditional definitions of literacy, notions of literacy skill, and students’ literate identities. Fall and Spring.
Instructor: Albert, Marta