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EDM8020 Arts and Technology through Play

Short Description: Arts & Technology through Play
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 070101 - Teacher Education: Early Child
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 5 December 2021

Requisites

Pre-requisite: EDM5001

Synopsis

This course focuses on the knowledge, understanding and foundational skills necessary for early childhood educators to plan and implement effective content and teaching strategies in The Arts and Technologies curriculum areas in documents such as the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum. Emphasis will be given to the role of play in early development, reasoning and communication and the potential of play for enhancing learning, creativity, curiosity and inquiry. The course explores how the arts and technologies provide children with opportunities to express themselves through multiliterate practise, participate as innovators and designers, and develop their understanding of their diverse world in a supportive, socially and culturally inclusive and safe learning environment. Preservice teachers will develop an appreciation for the arts and technologies, and a repertoire of strategies to plan effective play-based learning and evaluate the quality of related resources and products. This will be developed through theoretical engagement and practical arts and technologies playful learning experiences to develop a strong connection between the theory and practice required for responsive teaching and scaffolding.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 3, 2021 Online
Date printed 5 December 2021