Education | Workshop in General Elementary Education: Using Art to Deal with Difficult Issues in the Classroom
E518 | 11732 | Manifold
June 23-27. 9AM to 4PM.
As they work with children on a daily basis, educators become aware
that children’s emotional responses to events in their personal and
communal lives may positively or negatively affect learning.
Children experiencing chaotic events and interactions in their lives
are less able to process cognitive data than children who experience
consistently ordered and predictable environments. Unfortunately,
because life is unpredictable, many children will experience trauma
before reaching adulthood. That trauma may be as local and intimate
as the loss of a beloved pet or as generalized as the bombarding
images of human conflicts or natural cataclysms around the world.
In this workshop, pre-service, and in-service teachers will explore
when and how it might be appropriate to engage K-12 students in
critical examinations and explorations of traumatic personal and
global events. Strategies for assisting students in coming to terms
with this experience in ways that would contribute to intellectual
and emotional growth will be explored. This three-credit course
meets Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Meets with EDUC-
S512 and EDUC-E518.
For more information:
Post: Dr. Marjorie Manifold
Curriculum and Instruction
Art Education Program
201 N. Rose Avenue
Bloomington IN 47405