Music has long been regarded as an important part of early childhood education. In this module, explore music as an integral and vibrant part of a child’s family, community and culture, and how it can be utilised as a powerful tool for learning and development. Written by Dr Amanda Niland, this module is a vibrant look at the foundations of music, ‘musicking’ and musical skills — for both educators and children.
For young children, music can be a way of:
- connecting with others
- expressing themselves, and
- exploring and making meaning through their senses.
In this module you will gain an understanding of:
- the central role of music in children’s lives
- how music contributes to children’s sense of belonging and developing identity
- the ways in which music can support and enrich children’s learning and development in communication and language, social skills, motor skills, creative and flexible thinking
- music as both a mode of communication and an expressive art form and children as capable musicians, and
- strategies and resources you can use to increase your confidence and ability to share in music-making with young children.
Duration: 1 hour
This module is also available within an ECA Learning Hub Annual Subscription.
This module is currently being mapped for accreditation purposes.
Watch the trailer for this module below.