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EDEC2009: Creative Arts in Early Childhood 1

2024 unit information

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.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Arts and Social Sciences

Study level Undergraduate
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6
66 credit points including EDEC2006
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. recognise, analyse and use the elements of drama, visual arts, music and dance in supporting children’s meaning-making in each art form
  • LO4. demonstrate skills and confidence in interacting with young children in and through the creative arts
  • LO5. select and evaluate quality arts resources for children from birth to five years
  • LO6. plan, implement and evaluate authentic and meaningful integrated Creative Arts experiences in early childhood settings.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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