|Classes: 1x3-hr workshop/tutorial/wk|
Assessment: 3000wd portfolio of arts activities (50%) and 1000wd classroom presentation (20%) and 2000wd essay (30%)
|Working with young children from birth to five requires understandings, knowledge and skills in the Creative Arts. This unit|
explores the fundamental importance of the Arts in the ongoing development of young children's imagination and creativity. Through workshops, readings, observations and other activities, students will examine the theoretical underpinnings, research literature and practical knowledge required to help young children build on their innate love of music, movement, song, art, dance and drama. Observing and assessing young children's engagement with the creative arts through their spontaneous play is an important feature of this unit. The unit also emphasises the centrality of providing rich, quality Creative Arts experiences in early childhood settings.