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It's Arts Play

ISBN 9780190304515
Edition 1
Publication Date
Publisher Oxford University Press
Developing children through arts experiencesIt’s Arts Play is a professional and practical resource that shows how the expectations of developing the whole child – their belonging, being and becoming – can be pursued through arts experiences that exemplify the play-based approach to learning within the context of the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum.Australia's ethnic diversity affords a pathway for the exploration and appreciation of the significance of socio-cultural contexts in children’s development. Contributions by Aboriginal Elders, educators and artists engage readers with Indigenous perspectives and encourage the development of inclusive learning environments as well as ideas about approaches to learning for all young children.In Part One the text outlines the nature of The Arts, how participation in arts learning contributes to children’s development, and how learning within The Arts fits within the Australian Curriculum and the philosophy and structure of the Early Years Learning Framework. Part Two provides an in-depth, practical guide to each of the five arts subjects of dance, drama, media arts, music and visual arts.  In Part Three, practical guides to pedagogy, planning, monitoring, documenting and assessing learning, assist pre-service and novice educators navigate their professional responsibilities in regard to these dimensions of educational practice.Key FeaturesPause and Reflect scenarios and questions throughout are opportunities for pre-service teachers to consider real-life examples of these ideas.Clearly links authentic Arts practice to current educational policy frameworks including the ELYF and Australian Curriculum.Sparkers in Part 2 offer ideas to get you started in each Arts area, and help steer new teachers towards authentic educational practices.Incorporates authentic Indigenous voices that offer valuable insights for pre-service teachers.Summarises important “Things to Remember” as a handy reminder check-list for students and educators.*Please note the online resources referred to in the video are a list of related web links included in the content of the book

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