Students will require reliable internet access to download or stream lectures, and submit assessment tasks. Access to such technology is available on-campus if needed.
Lecture and Tutorial Times
Internal students are required to view 10 lectures by streaming from iLearn, and attend seminars on Mondays 12.00-2.00pm according to the following schedule:
Introduction and Overview Seminar - Online - Week of 27 Feb
Music Seminars - X5B Rm 292, 10.00-12.00pm 27 Feb, 6, 13, Mar
Drama Seminars - X5B Rm 145, 10.00 - 12.00pm 20, 27 April 3
Visual Arts Seminars - X5B Rm 284 10.00-12.00 10 April, 1, 8 May
Online students are required to view 10 lectures by streaming from iLearn, and complete the online activities for each module.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Each week, students are expected to engage fully and critically with the unit readings and other preparatory tasks (e.g. discussions with colleagues, self reflection, posting to the unit discussion board) prior to class.
At Macquarie, it is assumed that each credit point involves approximately 3 hours of work per week over the semester. So for this 4 credit point unit, the notional workload would be 12 hours per week over the 15 week semester. This estimate is based on average student performance. Some students may achieve their desired grades with this amount of effort while others may require more time due to a desire to achieve very high grades or a need to clarify conceptual understandings.
Presentation of written work
All work should be proof-read carefully prior to submission, be free of mechanical errors (e.g. spelling and grammatical inaccuracies) and prepared according to APA style.
Submission of Assessment Tasks
All assessment tasks are to be submitted via the unit iLearn site using Turnitin. No assignments will be accepted in hard copy.
Assessment items must be submitted on or before the due date. Late work will attract a penalty of 5% of the available marks for each calendar day late.
Requests for extensions must be made via Tracker before the assessment item is due. Please advise the unit convenor as soon as possible of other claims relating to severe illness or misadventure on the due date. These claims must be carefully documented.
There is no opportunity for resubmission of assessment items for this unit.
Unit Web Page
The iLearn site for this unit can be found by pointing your web browser to http://ilearn.mq.edu.au
Students will be required to utilise this facility during the unit to access lectures, assessment materials, interact with colleagues and keep up to date with developments in the unit. It is important that you familiarise yourself with the site and its operations early in the semester. If you have questions about navigating the site, it is important that you direct these to one of the teaching team as early as possible.
Changes Since Last Offering
No major changes have been made since the last offering of this unit.
Textbooks and Study Materials Prescribed text
Wright, S. (Ed.). (2012). Children, meaning-making and the arts (2nd ed.). Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson Australia.
The following additional resources are deemed useful for the material covered in this unit. They are available from the University Library. Additional resources may be made available on e-reserve in the library as the semester progresses.
Althouse, R., Johnson, M. H. & Mitchell S. T. (2002) The colors of learning. New York: Teachers College Press
Bresler, L., & Thompson, C. M. (Eds.). (2002). The arts in children’s lives: Context, culture and curriculum. Dordrecht: Klwer Academic.
Bridges, D. (1994). Music, young children and you. Sydney: Hale and Iremonger.
Campbell, P. S. (1998). Songs in their heads : music and its meaning in children's lives. New York: Oxford University Press.
Craft, A., Jeffrey, B. & Liebling, M. (eds). Creativity in education. London: Continuum. Davidson, J. (1996). Emergent literacy and dramatic play in early childhood education. Albany, NY: Delmar.
Deans, J., Brown, R., & Young, S. (2007). The possum story: reflections of an early childhood drama teacher. Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 32(4), 1-6. #
Edwards, L. (2006). The creative arts: A process approach for teachers and children. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
Edwards, L. Bayless K.M. & Ramsey, M.E. (2005). Music, a way of life for the young child (5th ed.). New York: Merrill.
Eisner, E. (2002). The arts and the creation of mind. New Haven, Ct: Yale University Press. Gallas, K. (1994). The languages of learning: How children talk, write, dance, draw and sing their understanding of the world. New York: Teachers College Press.
Gandini, L., Hill, L., Cadwell, L. & Schwall, C. (Eds.). (2005). In the spirit of the studio: Learning from the atelier of Reggio Emilia. New York: Teachers College Press.
Gardner, H. (1993). Multiple intelligences: the theory in practice. New York: Basic Books.
Gardner, H. (1994). The arts and human development. New York: Basic Books.
Hammett, C.T. (1992). Movement activities for early childhood. Champaign, Il: Human Kinetics.
Hendy, L. & Toon, L. (2001). Supporting drama and imaginative play in the early years. Philadelphia, Pa: Open University Press.
Isenberg, J. & Jalongo, M. (2001). Creative expression and play in early childhood. (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill.
Joyce, M. (1993). First steps in teaching creative dance to children (3rd ed.). Mountainview, Ca: Mayfield.
Kolbe, U. (2005). It’s not a bird yet: The drama of drawing. Byron Bay: Peppinot Press.
Kolbe, U. (2001). Rapunzel’s supermarket: All about young children and their art. Sydney: Peppinot Press.
Matthews, J. (1999). The art of childhood and adolescence: The construction of meaning. London: Falmer.
Matthews, J. (2003). Drawing and painting: Children and visual representation. London: Hodder & Stoughton.
Pointer, B. (1993). Movement activities for children with learning difficulties. London: Jessica Kingsley.
Schiller, W. (Ed.) (1996). Issues in expressive arts. Curriculum for early childhood. Amsterdam: Gordon & Breach.
Schiller, W. (Ed.) (2000). Thinking through the arts. Sydney: Harwood Educational Publishers.
Shreeves, R. (1990). Children dancing (2nd ed.). London: Ward Lock International.
Smith-Autard, J.M. (1992). Dance composition: A practical guide for teachers. London: A & C Black.
Spurgeon, D. (1991). Dance moves. Sydney: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich.
Stinson, W. (1990). (Ed.). Moving and learning for the young child. Reston, Va: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
Toye, N. & Prendville, F. (2000). Drama and traditional story for the early years. London: Routledge.
Vecchi, V. & Giudici, C. (Eds.) (2005). Children, art, artists. Reggio Emilia: Reggio Children.
Warren, K.(1999). Hooked on drama. The theory and practice of drama in early childhood (2 ed.).Katoomba: Social Science Press.
Young, S. & Glover, J. (1998). Music in the early years. London: Falmer.
Young, S. (2003). Music with the under fours. London: Routledge Falmer.
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