Develop a folio of arts resources for the purpose of teaching into the early childhood setting. Portfolio of Resources Prepare a critically annotated portfolio

Assessment Task 2     [All About The ARTS EDUCATION]

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Develop a folio of arts resources for the purpose of teaching into the early childhood setting.

Portfolio of Resources Prepare a critically annotated portfolio of:

  • creative Arts resources and provocations (with reference to relevant theoretical frameworks, curriculum documents and contemporary pedagogical issues) covering music, dance, drama, visual arts and media arts across early childhood and primary settings.
  • A range of resources appropriate for both indoor and outdoor play and learning environments.
  •  Resources that support creativity
  • Resources that teach various Arts disciplines
  • Resources which support independent creativity for both younger and older children
  • Resources which support intentional teaching of arts skills and knowledge for both younger and older students

This unit requires you to use the APA 7th Edition referencing system ( direct quotes are not included in the word count)

References Required

Curriculum Documents: MUST USE

National and State Curriculum documents are available online.




QLD Curriculum:

ACT Catholic Curriculum (otherwise Australian Curriculum) :

Australian Curriculum:

Recommended references and feel free to find your own if you want.

Ahn, J., & Filipenko, M. (2007). Narrative, imaginary play, art, and self: Intersecting worlds. Early

Childhood Education Journal, 34(4), 279-289.

Clark, B., Grey, A., & Terreni, L. (2013). Kia tipu te wairua toi: Fostering the creative spirit: Arts in

early childhood education. Auckland, NZ: Pearson.

Dinham, J. (2016) Delivering authentic arts education (2nd ed.). Melbourne, Vic: Cengage Learning.

Bamberger, J. (2006). What develops in musical development? A view of development as learning.

In G. MacPherson (Ed.), The child as musician: Musical development from conception to

adolescence. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Bruce, T. (2004). Cultivating creativity in babies, toddlers and young children. London, UK: Hodder &


Edwards, L. (2010). The creative arts. A process approach for teachers and children. Boston, MA:


Englebright-Fox, J., & Schirrmacher, R. (2012). Art and creative development of young children (7th

ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

Isenberg, J., & Jalongo, M. (2010). Creative thinking and arts-based learning: Preschool through

fourth grade (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill.

Lubaway, J. (2009). Visions of creativity in early childhood: Connecting theory, practice and

reflection. Castle Hill, NSW: Pademelon Press.

Rankin, B. (2009). Nurturing through music. Sound Ideas, 8(1), 38

Wright, S. (2015). Signs, meaning and embodiment: Learning and pedagogy in the early years. In

The international handbook of the arts and education. London, UK: Routledge.

Eglinton, K. (2003) Art in the early years. New York, NY: Routledge.

Fox, J., & Schirmacher, R. (2014). Art and creative development for young children. Boston, MA:

Cenage Learning.

Kelly, S. (2014). Creative arts for early childhood. Dublin, IR: MH Gill and Company.

Krogh, S. (2014). The early childhood curriculum: Inquiry learning through integration. New York,

NY: Routledge.

Pelo, A. (2010). The language of art: Inquiry-based studio practices in early childhood settings. St.

Paul MN: Red Leaf Press.

Rogers, S. (2010). Rethinking play and pedagogy in early childhood education: Concepts, contexts

and cultures. Abingdon, OX: Routledge.

Schutle, C., & Thompson, C. (2018). Communities of practice: Art, play, and aesthetics in early

childhood. Cham, CH: Springer.

Wright, S. (2015). Children, meaning-making and the arts. Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson.

Zachest, K. (2015). Drama for early childhood. Sydney, NSW: Currency Press.

Extended reading

Deans. J., & Wright, S. (2018) Dance play and drawing telling as semiotic tools for young children’s

learning. Abingdon, OX: Routledge.

Griffiths, F (Ed.). (2010). Supporting children’s creativity through music, dance, drama and art:

Creative conversations in the early years. London, UK., & New York, NY: Routledge.

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