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This online unit by Macquarie University and Open Universities Australia offers you the opportunity to become familiar with the pivotal role that the arts and arts education plays in early childhood development. Creativity and the Arts: Contemporary Perspectives allows students to explore a range of topics, and will encouraged you to familiarise yourself with the current research on childhood development, with particular focus on the role of the arts.
The unit requires students to consider and discuss the ways in which young children use forms of art to explore the world around them and express themselves. This online unit will give you a firm base of knowledge for working in arts education, and enables you to demonstrate their your ability to produce creative learning experiences for young children. Students will also be encouraged to engage in critical thinking, and will discuss and critically evaluate existing teaching materials and processes.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:
In this teaching unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This online unit on Creativity and the Arts: Contemporary Perspectives offers a range of useful learning outcomes, particularly for individuals who wish to pursue a career in early childhood education. Students will develop a firm understanding of the role of the arts in childhood development from birth until the age of five. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the role of drama, music and the visual arts.
Students will gain an understanding of how children use forms of art to explore and make sense of the world around them, as well as how they use art to communicate and express themselves. The nature of creativity will be investigated and discussed, along with what can actually be classed as arts in the years of early childhood.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.