Year
2020
Units
4.5
Contact
1 x 1-hour lecture once-only
1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
Prerequisites
1 Admission into BEDECBA-Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Bachelor of Arts
1a Admission into MTEC-Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
1b Admission into BEDECSEBDS-B Education (Early Childhood & Special Ed), B Disability Studies
1c Admission into BAMTEC-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
1d Admission into BEDECBSE-Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Bachelor of Special Education
1e Admission into BECE-Bachelor of Early Childhood Education - Birth to 8
1f Admission into BISEEC-Bachelor of Inclusive and Specialised Education (Early Childhood)
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f))
Enrolment not permitted
EDUC3509 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
High standard of personal literacy and basic computer literacy.
Topic description
Through an integrated teaching approach this topic introduces an understanding of the role of creative expression in society. Creative development is linked to theories of child development and to the importance of providing every child with the opportunity to practice and develop in creative expression. The themes of analysis, response and practice are explored in relation to the different forms of creative expression and in different cultural and vocational contexts. Students are introduced to a variety of appropriate teaching methodologies and resources, the importance of classroom organisation and materials management, the use of information and communication technologies and to necessary practical skills for teaching in the areas of the expressive arts. Current curriculum frameworks are used for planning for learning, and students address long-term planning for teaching encompassing rich, integrated learning, inclusive teaching practices, and the embedded use of information and computer technology.
Educational aims
That pre-service teachers:

  • will develop an understanding of the role of creative expression in society

  • are introduced to a variety of relevant and innovative teaching methodologies and resources

  • recognise the importance of classroom organisation and materials management

  • demonstrate an ability to use inclusive teaching practices when planning for teaching and learning in the expressive arts
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will have:

  • developed resources and a range of methodologies and skills for teaching the expressive arts

  • demonstrated an ability to plan for effective and developmentally appropriate teaching in the expressive arts

  • demonstrated an ability to use inclusive teaching practices when planning for teaching and learning in the expressive arts