SYLLABUS OF THEORY 2 CHILD PSYCHOLOGY UNIT 7 AESTHETIC AND CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT DAY 8
Pre Home Assignments
Learning Activity 1: Meditation on the Passage (as home assignment): Students should read the passages in this unit minimum 3 times. After reading each paragraph, close your eyes & think about the paragraph content for a few minutes.
Learning Activities for Live Class Session:
Learning Activity 1: Musical Speech: Each student is presenting a short speech in a musical way with rhythm about each area of aesthetic skill development viz. figures, colours, sounds, rhythms, fragrance etc. One student anchors the program in a musical way.
Learning Activity 2: Group Discussion: Arrange a group discussion about aesthetic and creative development in children. Discuss this subject by forming trainees into 7 or 8 members groups and all are presenting their viewpoints and their experience. One student acts as moderator.
Learning Activity 3: Learning activity as per students’ choice. Conduct a learning activity as per the choice of lesson activities coordinating group.
Learning Activity 4: Group Discussion: Arrange a Group Discussion like in TV. All students are participating in the discussion.
Round 1: Purpose and objectives of learning and practicing the content in this theory unit
Round 2: How to apply the knowledge and the ideas in this unit in your life, career and in society.
Self-Home Assignments & with classmates:
Learning Activity 1: Self Speech in front of Mirror: Do a Self-Speech in 5 minutes in front of mirror. Sub: Ways to develop Aesthetic sense in children.
Individual & pair learning activities as Post Home Assignments:
Learning Activity 1: List Making: Prepare a list of learning activities in 2 A 4 pages suitable for children to increase their aesthetic and creative skills.
Aesthetic Development is the mental ability of a person to see beauty and joy in nature, natural things and phenomenon. The beauty one feels may not feel in another. So we say beauty is having one’s own eyes. Anyway the aesthetic skill of one expresses his personality and increases creativity. From birth onwards we need efforts to increase the aesthetic skills of one and allow involvement in creative activities. This type of development reduces the destruction and attacking tendency in the human mind.
Aesthetic Skill Formation in Children
The aesthetic skills in children form through figures, colours, sounds, rhythms, fragrance etc.
a. Figures: The figure of a thing or a creature forms different emotional poses in children. They may like some special figured animals and they may hate some others. Usually children like and observe with curiosity figures like circle, square and triangle.
b. Colours: Usually children like hard colours like red, dark yellow, blue, green etc. That is why these colours are usually used in puppets.
c. Sounds: Children usually like sounds having low recurrence. Sounds having high recurrence may create fear in children. Children normally like the sounds of birds and animals.
d. Rhythm: Children more enjoy the songs and sounds having rhythm and melody. Cradle- songs are the result of this reason.
e. Fragrance: Usually children like things having fragrance. They like fruits and flowers having both good sight and fragrance.
Creativity is the skill of a person to make an innovative thing or an idea. Personal differences may happen in the case of creative skill. But, all have creativity naturally. By giving correct and timely encouragement, we can increase it. Parents and teachers have a good role to do this. They need to give chances to do different learning activities to all children by considering their skills and talents.
Module Developed by: Baba Alexander