Teaching the Arts: Early Childhood and Primary Education

Author(s): David Roy


Teaching the Arts: Early Childhood and Primary Education offers a comprehensive and exciting introduction to Arts education in Australia and New Zealand. In this second edition, each chapter encourages readers to engage with the Arts and provides students with opportunities to develop their understanding and practical skills through reflective questions, examples and activities. Updated content includes: * significant extensions to each chapter, reflecting the five art forms of dance, drama, media, music and visual art * additional practical activities * alignment with current research and theory * extended online resources, including PowerPoint slides for lecturers. Teaching the Arts, Second Edition draws important links to the finalised Australian Curriculum: The Arts, the New Zealand Curriculum, the Early Years Learning Framework and Te Whariki, and includes substantial references to Indigenous histories and cultures, relationships with Asia and sustainability. Generously illustrated and supported by excellent online resources, Teaching the Arts, Second Edition is an indispensable resource for pre-service teachers.


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David Roy is Lecturer in Education and Creative Arts at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales. William Baker is Lecturer in Arts and Social Education at the University of Tasmania, Tasmania. Amy Hamilton is Senior Lecturer in Visual Arts and Arts Education at Flinders University, South Australia.

Part I. Why: the Arts in Education and Society: 1. A vision for the Arts in education; 2. Why the Arts are fundamental; 3. The Arts and cross-curriculum priorities; Part II. What: the Arts Learning Areas: 4. Learning in dance; 5. Learning in drama; 6. Learning in media arts; 7. Learning in music; 8. Learning in visual arts; Part III. How: Embedding the Arts in Education: 9. Integration and general capabilities; 10. Organisation; 11. Quality teaching; 12. Quality Arts education and rich learning.

General Fields

  • : 9781107433670
  • : Cambridge University Press
  • : Cambridge University Press
  • : 0.95
  • : May 2015
  • : 249mm X 176mm X 20mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Roy
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : 372.50440994
  • : 392