CREATIVITY AND THE ARTS in early childhood


Key Facts            NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2018

Type of course: Post Graduate combined (taught and research) worth 60PG credits.
Study options: Face to face (5 days) plus distance learning
Duration: 1 year
Start date: January 2018
Accreditation: Birmingham City University
Credits: 60 PG credits
Fees: £1,525 (payment facilities by request - email s.delaney@crec.co.uk)
Tutors: Peppy Hills and Debi Keyte-Hartland 
Entry requirements: An undergraduate degree is generally requested as applicants will be expected to study at postgraduate level, however applications from practitioners without degrees, but with relevant experience, are encouraged.
 


 

Who is this course aimed at?

This module has been created in conjunction with Moonbeams and is aimed at early years practitioners, creative practitioners and artists (any art form background), teachers, freelance practitioners, education, community and outreach managers, or any individual working with young children and babies within an arts or creative setting.

No previous experience of the arts is necessary.

What are the main themes?

The key areas of focus include:

- The impact and role of creativity and the arts across the Characteristics of Effective Learning (CoEL)
- Examining current theories and practice, issues, and debates related to creativity and the arts and it's role in children's learning
- The role of the adult in creative encounters and the adults learning
- Practitioners reflecting upon their own role in arts encounters with children, materials and spaces, and also to develop their own practice with greater understanding, awareness and critical insight
- Processes of documentation that make creative learning and cultures visible
 
How will it help my practice?

By examining the role that creativity and the arts can play within early education experiences, you will be able to develop your practice to maximise the opportunities you create to nurture young children's natural creativity.

You will become skilled at identifying creative interactions and will be able to link these directly to relevant theoretical frameworks.

You will increase your qualities and skills as a reflective practitioner.

You will also gain the skills to undertake a small action research project in an area of your practice that is of particular interest to you.

Dates for 2018:

Monday 15th January 2018
Tuesday 16th January 2018
Monday 5th February 2018
Monday 26th March 2018
Monday 14th May 2018

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