Nov 28, 2023  
2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog

DVPP 631 Foundations of Teaching and Learning Theory

2 credits 30.0 hours
600 level graduate course

This course explores the history and philosophy of learning theories and their application to the training of young and emerging artists. Theoretical models from pre-20th century through current brain-based research are examined in relation to the teaching of the arts. Learning styles and teaching strategies are analyzed as a means to addressing effective classroom practices.

This course also provides teaching artists with a basic understanding of developmental theories and current issues in human behavior. Cognitive, language, social/emotional and motor domains are examined. Consideration is given to the ways teaching artists can create appropriate arts activities within academic and creative environments.

Open only to Devised Performance majors.
This course is not repeatable for credit.
Pass/fail grading only.