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EDEC3009: Creative Arts in Early Childhood 2

2024 unit information

Children are innately creative and artistic in their play; therefore creative arts are central to early childhood education. This unit aims to extend and deepen students' knowledge of early childhood arts education and their confidence and skills as arts educators, with a particular focus on exploring young children's creativity across the Arts and on developing their own creativity as early childhood arts teachers. It builds on foundational knowledge gained in EDEC2009.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Arts and Social Sciences

Study level Undergraduate
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6
96 credit points, including (EDEC2001 or EDEC2009) and EDEC2010
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. articulate knowledge of young children’s creative thinking skills and their role as early childhood teachers and pedagogical leaders in supporting these
  • LO2. reflect on the development of their emerging professional identity as creative early childhood teachers by drawing on theories and research related to creativity
  • LO3. apply a range of curriculum models of early childhood creative arts education
  • LO4. build skills and confidence as pedagogical leaders in early childhood arts education in a range of art forms, including oral storytelling
  • LO5. develop, implement and evaluate authentic, creative and meaningful integrated arts curriculum in early childhood settings
  • LO6. develop creative and artistic identities as early childhood teachers, through their own artistic practice.

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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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