UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

EDUC5520 The Artistic and Expressive Child

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content Students examine philosophical foundations, developmental principles and conceptual frameworks for the arts, and for education in and through them. Active participation in arts tasks focus on extending students' own artistic competencies and their integration in early childhood and primary teaching. The unit deals with the unique agency of the arts and artistic expression in comprehensive and integrated child development, through everyday play, practice, teaching and learning.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the basis for, and key developmental principles in, arts education; (2) demonstrate knowledge of key arts concepts, and self-reflection in relation to their professional learning needs in the arts; (3) demonstrate basic competencies in handling simple materials and forms in the arts and music; (4) plan, implement and assess learning activities to support the development of artistic and expressive competencies; (5) integrate art and music ideas, concepts and activities within a wide range of early childhood and primary curriculum areas; (6) demonstrate knowledge of a range of resources, including ICTs that engage primary and early childhood students with the arts; and (7) self-reflect in relation to their professional learning needs in the arts.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) creative endeavor and (2) arts portfolio. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite standard(s) for the creative endeavor and arts portfolio components of the unit, as specified in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Gerardine Neylon
Contact hours 30 contact hours (150 hours total time commitment). Further information is available in the unit outline.
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.education.uwa.edu.au/Units/EDUC5520/SEM-1/2017

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