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EDEC1009: Creative Arts in Early Childhood 1

2024 unit information

This is the first of two units which will develop students' understanding of the role of the Creative Arts in young children's lives. Students will be introduced to the elements and principles of Visual Arts, Drama, Music and Dance. They will begin to develop their understanding of the early childhood teacher's role in engaging in creative arts play experiences that support children's meaning making and are responsive to their diverse identities, needs and interests. They will engage in learning experiences to build their teaching skills in using singing, art-making, drama, puppetry and story-telling with young children.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Arts and Social Sciences

Study level Undergraduate
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6
18 credit points including EDEC1005 and EDEC1006
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate knowledge of the central importance of the Creative Arts to the development and developing sense of identity of children aged from birth to five years
  • LO2. Articulate a knowledge of theories and research related to the creative arts in early childhood
  • LO3. Demonstrate the skills and confidence needed for interacting with young children in and through the creative arts, showing pedagogical sensitivity to children's individual and social identities
  • LO4. Select and evaluate quality arts play resources for children from birth to five years, drawing on theory and research as well as the principles, practices and learning outcomes of the EYLF

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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