Postgraduate | CUR-MTEC509 | 2024
Creative and Media Arts in Early Childhood
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Create arts education programs that will enthral and engage early childhood learners. Plan out lessons and activities. Put play-based learning strategies to the test. Mix your focus across arts disciplines like dance, music and visual arts.
Creative and Media Arts in Early Childhood
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- apply understanding of the discipline, the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum to evaluating, planning and resourcing of authentic arts education
- demonstrate a competent standard of arts literacy sufficient to implement authentic, inquiry and play-based learning experiences for young children across the arts subjects
- create an inquiry-based sequence of lessons supported by ICT in accordance with the Australian Curriculum: The Arts principles and content that presents challenging and authentic learning opportunities for a nominated age group
- design and implement a developmentally appropriate play-based arts learning experience with a child that involves safe and ethical practices, and reflects authentic arts learning principles
- evaluate a child's learning based on the cyclic process of observation, assessment and responsive planning using a learning story model of documentation
- Nature and function of arts experiences in early childhood education
- Belonging: How children tell their stories through arts making and responding experiences
- Being: How children explore their world through the arts
- Becoming: How children imagine their future selves through the arts
- Curriculum planning through a learning advancement cycle
- Monitoring, documenting and assessing learning
- Arts pedagogies to develop diverse children’s agency as individual learners: purposeful play and intentional teaching; dialogues for learning; stewardship of a safe, ethical and engaging learning environment
- Partnerships and lifelong learning strategies for effective educators.
This subject prepares Early Childhood Educators to design and implement authentic arts education programs in Early Childhood Education and Care settings. Play-based learning principles will be applied to this design process and experiences will be developmentally appropriate. An inquiry approach that encompasses the development of Arts Literacies across the Creative and Media Arts curriculum is taken.
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- Portfolio of arts teaching content and resourcing and planning (60%)
- Report on child learning (40%)
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- CUR-MTE-MAS-2024 - Master of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
- CUR-EDU-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Education
- Other requirements -
Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, Access to video creation and editing software
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses