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EDMT5555 - Creative Arts in Early Childhood
Faculty of Education and Social Work - 4 credit points
HECS Band seven
EFTSL: 0.083333333
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Department: Faculty of Education and Social Work
Offered session(s): 2
Prerequisites: EDMT5626
Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Lea Mai

Classes: 1 x 2 hrs/wk in weeks 1-4 and 10-13

Assessment: 1 x group presentation and 750 wd handout (20%) and 1 x 1500 wd portfolio (40%) and 1 x 1250 wd essay (30%) and in-class participation (10%)

This unit of study assists students to explore their own creativity and imagination alongside developing knowledge and skills in the Creative Arts at the early childhood level. There is a strong emphasis on play and exploring the imagination through music, visual arts, drama and dance. Observing and assessing young children's sponteneous play through immersion in the Creative Arts is an important feature of this unit. The unit also emphasises the centrality of providing rich Creative Arts experiences in early childhood settings.
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