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Title Children, meaning-making and the arts / edited by Susan Wright
Edition Second edition
Published Frenchs Forest, N.S.W. : Pearson Australia, [2012]
Frenchs Forest, NSW : Pearson Australia, [2012]
©2012
©2012

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Description xiii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Ways of knowing in the arts / Wright -- 2. The visual arts: ways of seeing / McArdle -- 3. Belonging, being and becoming musical: an introduction to children's musical worlds / Barrett -- 4. Dance: moving beyond steps to ideas / Schiller and Meiners -- 5. Dramatic play and drama in the early years: re-imagining the approach / Dunn and Stinson -- 6. How do media and ICT fit into the early childhood context? / Prowse -- 7. Young children, the arts and learning: outside of school, at home and in the community / Piscitelli -- 8. Valuing diversity in the early childhood arts classroom: a drama case study / Stinson and O'Connor -- 9. Arts education as a collective experience / Wright
Summary This Australian text is about children's voices - their minds, feelings, souls. It's about how children's voices are liberated through the arts, and how children make and communicate meaning through still and moving images, sounds, textures, gestures and the use of many other signs. It is also about how teachers, parents, peers and the community influence children's early development, and how quality arts education in early childhood is an essential component of lifelong learning. The authors are teachers and researchers who are respected for their contributions to early childhood arts education. All of them have addressed their topics via practical examples, which are embedded in current philosophies and theories, often stemming from original research and firsthand interactions with children
Analysis Teacher training
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Arts in education.
Arts -- Study and teaching (Preschool)
Arts -- Study and teaching (Primary)
Arts -- Study and teaching.
Creative ability in children -- Study and teaching (Early childhood)
Dance -- Study and teaching (Primary)
Drama -- Study and teaching (Primary)
Early childhood education -- Activity programs.
Education, Preschool.
School music -- Instruction and study.
Author Wright, Susan (Susan Kay), editor
ISBN 9781442533547 (paperback)
Other Titles QUT Authors