The Arts are a required element of teaching K-2 in Australia and coexist with learning in the early years classroom. In today’s reader submission, Karen Watson and David Roy explore how they can be implemented in practice.
The importance of early childhood learning as a foundational building block to lifelong learning is well recognised. This is the first article of two that will explore the place of the Arts in early learning in Australia.
‘Consider any Arts or Science concept and try to find no link between the two.’ David Roy discusses how the Arts can help develop a creative mindset within STEM learning.
'To be truly inclusive is challenging but is also easily undertaken with thought and sometimes a re-positioning of default language and practice.' David Roy, Lecturer in Education and Creative Arts discusses the keys to inclusive practices in the classroom.