April 2, 2013
Students in Filiz Edizer’s education course at Shawnee, Teaching Music/Movement/Creative Expressions in Early Childhood Education (EDEC-2287), recently published the children’s books that they have been creating for the course, through Student Treasures publishing company.
During the time students spent on the project, they experienced the writing process from brainstorming, drafting, revising and to publishing. Additionally, students were able to express themselves creatively, something necessary in the classroom setting.
In their books, the students focused mainly on expressing themselves through storytelling and art. “This is a project that they can use in the classroom when they are classroom teachers themselves,” Edizer said. “The wonderful thing is that they can use it with any subject area.”
Some of the titles published were “The Lonely Tree,” “Ms. Cathy’s ABCs,” “Oh! Where Will You Go?,” and “Nakiki’s Baba.” The project was designed in a way that motivated students to express themselves in a creative manner, something that they could take with them into the classroom as teachers.
“The Arts area, in general (writing, drama, music, dance, etc.), is a very important aspect of teaching with which need to do more,” Edizer said.
For more information, contact Filiz Edizer, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org