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This subject focuses on the integral connection between play, the arts and engagement for children and young people. Through practical workshops linked to theory students will interpret and examine playful, creative and artful experiences. To understand and learn how to facilitate children’s engagement through play and the arts, students will plan for and experience direct interactions with children. The experiential nature of the subject is supported by knowledge drawn from a range of disciplines incorporating theories of engagement, play and creativity, artistic creation, and human development.
Intended learning outcomes
- Experience and reflect critically on diverse arts and play experiences;
- Demonstrate an understanding of how the arts, creativity and play engage children and young people;
- Practise analytical and interactive skills through engagement with children and young people;
- Develop skills and knowledge that support engagement in arts practice.
This subject will assist students to acquire the following graduate attributes:
- expand their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse subjects, artforms, and settings
- the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems
- initiate and implement constructive change in their communities, including professions and workplaces
- excellent interpersonal and decision-making skills, including an awareness of personal strengths and limitations
Last updated: 14 December 2019