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ED3094 - Arts Education for Early Childhood

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

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

This subject is an introduction to teaching young children from birth to year 3 through the ARTS, which comprises five (5) subjects - Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, Visual Arts. It will focus on developing Arts knowledge, understanding and skills, through Making, and Responding to authentic arts practice, in Early Childhood settings. Students will have opportunities to implement techniques, skills and processes to explore creative practice and to make art works. As artists and audiences, students will also respond to, analyse and interpret the artworks they experience in the five Arts subjects. They will develop resources for classroom implementation, and knowledge to extend the influence of arts throughout schools and their communities. The subject will be based on the Early Years Learning Framework and the 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 understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework, the Australian Curriculum and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at a developed level.
Prerequisites: 6 credit points of level 2 ED subjects.
ED3194 and ED4123


JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 26-Nov-2015
Coordinator: Dr Jocene Vallack
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Assessment: performative assessment (50%); portfolio (30%); participation in tutorials/discussion board (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must pass each major strand to pass the subject overall.

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coord/Lect: Dr Jocene Vallack.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: performative assessment (30%); visual arts folio (30%); exam (40%).

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