National Quality Standard
|QA1||Educational program and practice|
|QA5||Relationships with children|
|QA6||Collaborative partnerships with families and communities|
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
|2||Know the content and how to teach it|
|3||Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning|
|6||Engage in professional learning|
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.
Completing Music in Early Childhood will contribute 1 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing standard 2.1.2, 3.4.2 and 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Watch the trailer for this module below.