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ED3094 - Arts Education for Early Childhood

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Education (pre 2015)

Core subject for BEd(ECE)[36110], BEd Honours (ECE)[30009] students.

This subject is an introduction to teaching Arts Education in Early Childhood settings, up to Year 3. It will explore the five (5) arts genres essential to the Australian Curriculum - Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, Visual Arts. It will focus on developing knowledge, pedagogy and skills, through Making, and Responding to Art. Students will have opportunities to develop and share strategies to help children explore creative expression. As both artists and audience members, they will respond to, analyse and interpret various styles of visual and performing arts. They will develop resources for classroom teaching, and knowledge with which to promote the arts throughout schools and school communities. The subject will be informed by the emerging Australian Curriculum: The Arts Foundation to Year 10.

Learning Outcomes

  • make and respond to artworks critically, appreciatively and analytically;
  • apply knowledge and skills in each of the Arts subjects - Dance, Drama, Music, Media Arts and Visual Arts - to demonstrate arts literacy and an ability to use this knowledge to enhance teaching strategies;
  • create 'virtual' learning environments, using either technology or imagination, through suspension of disbelief;
  • demonstrate Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at a developed level.
Prerequisites: 6 credit points of level 2 ED subjects.
ED3194 and ED4123


External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Jocene Vallack.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: portfolio (30%); group performance task (30%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must pass each major strand to pass the subject overall.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.