Person Centered Expressive Arts for Growth and Social Change Certificate



Taught by Prof. Lorena Fernandez, Ph.D.
(Soon in Amsterdam, The Netherlands)




The Person Centered Expressive Arts for Growth and Social Change Certificate is an interdisciplinary, multi-perspective study that develops creative coping skills, strengthens connections between the student's life, other human lives and our human creative heritage and develops cultural competence.

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Through personal artistic experimentation and inquiry into works of music, literature, visual and performing arts students will engage in self-discovery and develop an appreciation for their imagination and their own personal creativity.





This syllabus is tentative and may be adjusted



SYLLABUS



Week Lectures Topic, Assignment, Activities

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1 What are Expressive Arts?

Who is here? What will we do? Guidelines and Syllabus.

In class activity: Connecting imagination, music, art, text.

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What is the Person Centered Approach? In Expressive Arts, Education, Communication. Carl Rogers, Natalie Rogers. You.

In class activity: Connecting concepts, imagination, music, art, text.

2 The Arts, and the Shadow according to Carl Jung

In Class activity: Collage (likes/dislikes) text

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What is Literature for?

Beginning of Your Personal Narrative

Collage: I like, I feel

Reading: Introduction Pg 8-22 & 57-64

3 The Humanities as a Study of Values

Activity: Abstract art, Personal Narrative personal values.

Reading:

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The Humanities as a Study of Values

Professional Values. Personal Narrative.

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4 Values in Your Environment and Architecture

Activity: My ideal environment (Personal Narrative)

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Values in Sculpture

Activity: (Personal Narrative) How I walk the Earth vs want to. Image/shape





Week Lectures Topic, Assignment, Activities

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5 Humanities, the Inner Critic (Social Pressure)

Activity: Drawing and text

Reading: chap 2. Other People

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Humanities, the Inner Supporter (Social Pressure)

Activity: Drawing and text

Reading: chap 2. Other People

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6 Power and Influence in life and fiction

Reading: The Revolt of “Mother.” Mary E. Wilkins - http://wilkinsfreeman.info/Short/RevoltOfMotherNEN.htm

Acting it out. Reflection writing.

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Social Pressure in life and fiction

Reading: Shooting an Elephant | George Orwell - http://orwell.ru/library/articles/elephant/english/e_eleph

Acting it out. Reflection writing

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7 Humans and Professional Areas of Tension (Social Pressure)

Activity: Group brainstorm on how to ease the pressure

Ex: politics, hours, education, press, access, speculation, reputation.

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Humans, History and Fiction.

Activity: Lifeline 0-100

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Introduction to and beginning of Your Creative Project

8 Humans, Self Awareness, Other People Awareness (videos)

Activity: Support Systems Drawing ? Text

Reflection Writing

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What is fiction for?

Activity: Drawing envisioning springbreak

Reflection text

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9 Humans and Communication

Activity: Nonverbal Conversation

Discussion & Reflection Writing

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Humans and Communication

Activity: Nonverbal Conversation

Discussion & Reflection Writing

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10 Humans and The Power of Music (Video)

Activity: Music Room

Reflection writing

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Humans and The Power of Music (Video)

Activity: Music Room

Reflection writing

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11 Humans and Personal Fears

Activity

Reflection writing

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Humans and Professional Fears

Activity

Reflection writing

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12 Humanities and Cultural Differences

Identity: Individualism Vs. Collectivism

Achievement: Cooperation vs. Competitiveness

Activity: Drawing & Text

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Humanities and Cutural Differences

Risk: Low vs. High Uncertainty Avoidance

Authority: Low vs. High Power Distance

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13 Humanities and Cultural Differences

Time: Puctuality vs. Relationships

Rules: Particularism vs. Universalism

Activity: Drawing & Text

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Humanities and Cultural Differences

Social Norms: Tight vs. Loose

Lifestyle: Being vs. Doing

Activity: Drawing & Text

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14 Humanities and Cultural Differences

Communication: Direct vs. Indirect

Expressiveness: Neutral vs. Affective

Activity: Drawing & Text

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Creative Project Presentation

15 Creative Project Presentation

Creative Project Presentation

16 Creative Project Presentation

Creative Project Presentation

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