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Nurturing Creativity in the Early Years (EDN168)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2E-internal, S2E-external
Description In this unit students will develop knowledge and skills regarding creativity and learning in the Arts with particular reference to the Early Years Learning Framework and children aged 0-3 years. Some attention will be paid to the ways these early experiences link to later learning in the school curriculum. Students will also critically examine the role of the Arts in children's lives and ways in which the Arts can support children from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Utilise a range of Arts practices to nurture very young children's creativity.
2. Articulate the responsibility of educators to ensure that all young children are given adequate opportunities for creative expression.
3. Develop an Arts provocation for a child with associated documentation.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of ways to integrate The Arts learning areas into the other curriculum areas.
5. Document children's learning in The Arts for planning and parent communication.
6. Analyse research to develop a position on the merits of The Arts for children with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds.
Timetabled Learning Activities 1 x 1 hour lecture
1 x 2 hour workshop
Unit Learning Experiences Lectures, workshops and online content will be the modes of delivery for this unit.
Assessment Assessment in this unit is designed to engage students in critical reflection on the role of The Arts in children's learning and development. In addition, students will be required to demonstrate a sound knowledge of ways The Arts enable educators to provide inclusive learning environments for CALD children.
Prerequisites Enrolment in an initial teacher education course.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary Teaching) (BEd(EC&PrimTeach))
Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching) (BEd(PrimTeach))
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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MURDOCH: S2E-External
MURDOCH: S2E-Internal
Ms Kimberley Beasley
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e: Kimberley.Beasley@murdoch.edu.au
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