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Its Arts Play : 2nd Edition - Young Children Belonging, Being and Becoming through the Arts - Judith Dinham
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Its Arts Play

2nd Edition - Young Children Belonging, Being and Becoming through the Arts

By: Judith Dinham, Beryl Chalk

Paperback | 12 September 2022 | Edition Number 2

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It’s Arts Play: Young Children Belonging, Being and Becoming through the Arts will introduce you to Arts education in early childhood, highlighting the range of ways the Arts can impact education and development. It incorporates the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), which offers a holistic concept of children’s learning and is framed around core themes of Belonging, Being and Becoming.

The second edition of this Australian textbook provides well-focused, comprehensive and sound practical guidance for authentic play-based practice across the five subjects identified as part of the Arts in the Australian Curriculum: dance, drama, media arts, music and visual arts.

This textbook is a valuable resource for students in all stages of early childhood or primary education study, as well as for early childhood educators.

New to This Edition
  • Ideas and commentary from the Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Declaration, which emphasises the importance of meeting the individual needs of all learners, and outlines education’s role in supporting the wellbeing, mental health and resilience of young people.
  • Contemporary theoretical information, foregrounding social justice and its interrelation with arts education in early childhood
  • Margin notes with useful terminology to help you construct a professional vocabulary.
  • Practical 'sparkers’ include ideas to get you started as you develop your own knowledge and experience of the Arts in education.
  • Incorporation of authentic Indigenous voices throughout the text, offering insights that help Arts educators to interact with Indigenous arts in culturally sensitive ways.
About the Authors

Judith Dinham is an Associate Professor and Director of Learning and Teaching, School of Education, Curtin University.

Beryl Chalk is a retired academic, School of Education, Curtin University.

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