The Visual and Media Arts for Early Childhood unit offered by Curtin University focuses on the delivery of arts education within early childhood education.
Each stage of the teaching process will be taught in this unit; from the principles, to lesson planning, through to classroom delivery. This unit operates through the childhood education lens of inquiry-based learning which helps to both nourish and encourage creative self-expression, the communication of ideas and the making of meaning.
Studying this course, you will also look at current Australian curriculum and the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care to develop and plan arts learning for your students.
You will be encouraged to look at different aspects of delivering early childhood arts education and nurture your own artistic abilities to help you with your teaching.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) course.
Areas of study
In this Visual and Media Arts for Early Childhood unit, the topics you will study include:
Context of arts education. Arts literacy
The learning context. Children's developmental growth. Visual arts skills and pedagogy. Visual arts learning through explorations of drawing.
Visual arts skills and pedagogy. Visual arts learning through explorations of 2D Media. Reflective thinking and critical reviews of creative work.
Visual arts skills and pedagogy. Visual arts learning through explorations of 3D Media. Integrated learning.
Visual arts skills and pedagogy. Visual arts learning through explorations of 3D Media. Integrated learning. Responding to an artwork/artist's work (arts appreciation)
When finished this unit students will be ready to deliver arts education at an early childhood level in accordance with current frameworks and national standards.
You will leave with an appreciation for art, which will then be carried through to your classrooms. This unit will develop your understanding of lesson planning and delivery, and will also ensure you’re equipped to teach in ethical and culturally sensitive educational environments.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Visual and Media Arts for Early Childhood from Open Universities Australia
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Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
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Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.
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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. 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).
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