The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


This course introduces students to foundational knowledge and skills of visual art, music, drama, media and dance. It examines ways in which these art forms can be integrated to create art that is dynamic and expressive. Students will be given the opportunity to develop an appreciation, knowledge, skills, teach and evaluate creative art frames involving music, art, drama, media and dance experiences for early childhood and primary educational contexts, 0-12 years of age.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2020


  • Semester 2 - 2020

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): AART1010. Students who have successfully completed AART1010 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC1070.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of different approaches to implementing creative arts within early childhood and primary setting;

2. To justify and argue for the place of creative arts as an integral aspect of the Early Childhood Learning Framework (EYLF) and BOS creative arts syllabus K-6;

3. Plan, implement and evaluate a range of creative arts experiences for children aged 0-12 years


This course contains:

  1. Arts and learning praxis
  2. Contemporary theories of creative arts for young learners
  3. Suitability and safety of creative arts environments
  4. The role of creative arts in enabling children to explore their world
  5. A variety of techniques to increase a skills base in creative art appropriate for young learners
  6. Integrated curriculum approaches across early childhood and primary years


If you have successfully completed AART1010 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments

Proposal / Plan: Lesson Plan

Presentation: Presentations: Group

Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks