Early Childhood Community Arts Project

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Early Childhood Community Arts Project

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Early Childhood Education

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit has a focus on pedagogies, planning and assessment within the curriculum organisers of the New Basics, the Preschool Curriculum Guidelines and the key learning areas. It aims to increase knowledge and understanding of how curriculum organisers and outcomes can be used to plan intellectually challenging curricula for young children.
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this unit, you should be able to:
    1. participate as professional educators in community arts experiences for young children, recognising the importance of relationships and partnerships within communities.
    2. communicate effectively and professionally with others, and about quality arts programs, within a range of social and cultural contexts.
    3. design quality arts experiences that respond to and support the diverse abilities, learning needs and interests of young children.
    4. work cooperatively with teams of people that includes colleagues, school/centre, university and community personnel.
    5. enter consultative, collaborative and critical relationships that are embedded in communities of practice, and a valuing of the arts
    This unit will cover the following topics:
    • you are required to re-familiarise yourself with the content of curriculum documents for the Arts.
    • You are then required to apply your understanding of these documents to generate processes which enhance young children's engagement with the arts.
    • Topics for study include: pedagogies for equity and diversity; pedagogies for learning in and through the arts; pedagogies for intellectual engagement; planning in a team; planning with a community; and professional participation as an educator with young children.
    Approaches to Teaching and Learning
    This unit is taught through an innovative combination of workshops, independent learner-driven experiences and engagement with communities of learners and educators.
    Assessment name: Professional Plans
    Description: Involves identifying appropriate pedagogies and team and community responsibilities and considerations. This task will demonstrate your understandings about quality arts pedagogies and curriculum as part of community engagement.
    Length: 1000 words.
    Relates to objectives: 2, 4 & 5.
    Weight: 40
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Group
    Due date: Early-Semester
    Assessment name: Workbook
    Description: You are required to record your experiences of the key content of this unit. Your workbook should be in a digital format (on-line CD-ROM, other) and will focus on pedagogies aspects of programmed activities. Length: 2000 words or equivalent.
    Relates to objectives: 2, 3, 4 & 5.
    Weight: 60
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Group
    Due date: Late-Semester

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