This unit aims to develop students' understanding of the role of the Creative Arts in the lives, learning and development of young children. Students will develop understandings of the elements and principles of Visual Arts, Drama, Music and Dance as relevant to young children's playful artistic explorations. Students will develop their understanding of the early childhood teacher's role in planning, implementation evaluating play-based learning environments that support children's meaning making through Creative Arts. They will also gain skills in the development of early childhood Creative Arts curriculum using the Early Years Learning Framework.
1x1hr lecture/wk and 12x2hr workshop/wk for 12 weeks
2000wd online postings (30%), 1500wd portfolio (30%), 2500wd unit of work (40%)
72 Credit points including EDEC2006 and EDEC2007Prohibitions