|Short Description:||EC Creativity & the Arts|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||National Priority - Teaching|
|ASCED code :||070101 - Teacher Education: Early Child|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: UCTE or BEED or BEDU (Early Childhood) or BECH
Enrolment is not permitted in ECA2100 if EDC2300 has been previously completed
Students enrolling in courses which do not follow the recommended enrolment pattern cannot be assured of a developmental learning experience or program completion within their preferred timeframe.
This course investigates creativity as an important disposition in the child, and the role that creativity plays in their learning and development. By adopting an Arts based approach, pre-service early childhood educators explore some of the many ways that young children (birth to eight) express ideas and make meaning by engaging in visual, auditory, relational, naturalistic, kinaesthetic and musical experiences. Underpinned by principles of supporting the creative, inquiring and imaginative child, pre-service educators will gain an understanding of both content and pedagogies in traditional and contemporary arts practices. The course explores how the arts and creative process can serve many purposes, including providing children with opportunities to draw upon their unique intelligences, multiple communication styles, and diverse backgrounds and cultures to make-meaning.