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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 26 hours |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours total commitment
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject focuses on the integral connection between play, the arts and learning in childhood. Through workshops, seminars, observations and site-visits, students will investigate how children learn and develop through play and creative arts experiences. To understand and learn how to facilitate children’s play through arts practice students will experience, observe and co-play in a range of real-life settings.
The experiential nature of the subject is supported by knowledge drawn from a range of disciplines incorporating theories of learning, play and creativity, artistic creation, and human development through art. Sites of practice may include museums, galleries, early learning centres, hospitals and community centres.
|Assessment:||There will be three items of assessment. Item 1: Observation (for on-line forum/ class blog) Item 2:.Practical arts based assignment Item 3. Research task The assignments will total 4000 words or equivalent.|
|Prescribed Texts:||Course readings will be provided. Bruner, Jerome 1986, Actual minds, Possible Worlds, Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Dacey, J, and Lennon, K. (1998) Understanding Creativity. The Interplay of Biological, Psychological, and Social Factors. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publisher. Johnson, J., Christie, J. & Yawkey, T. (1999) Play and Early Childhood Development, New York: Longman Paley, Vivian, 2004, A child’s work: the importance of fantasy play, Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Slade, Peter, Child DramaWright, Susan, 2002, The arts, young children and learning, Boston: Allyn & Bacon|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
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|Generic Skills:||Students will: |
This subject will assist students to acquire the following graduate attributes:
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