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Visual arts in ECE

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RESEARCH REVIEWS

An introduction to the visual arts in early childhood education

What the research says about the visual arts and how they contribute to children’s learning and development, as well as some practical tips to help teachers and children express themselves through the visual arts.

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WEBINARS

ECE webinar: Practical ideas for enhancing visual arts in your centre

Dr Sarah Probine (Manukau Institute of Technology) and Jacqui Lees (of Pakuranga Baptist Kindergarten) discuss how rich visual arts practices can be developed through collaboration and creativity

ECE webinar: Appreciative inquiry for effective team-building

COMING UP: 20:00 Thursday 25 March
Dr Chris Jenkin (AUT) will discuss the benefits and growth that come from approaching team-building from an appreciative inquiry perspective

ECE webinar: Designing play spaces for children using contemporary art

Dr. Louisa Penfold discusses why materials and aesthetics are important in children’s learning, and offers strategies for designing play spaces based on contemporary art practices.

"Early childhood perspectives are often overlooked in educational resource provision – it's fantastic to have our own information, which will help us cater for very young learners."

Gemma B, pre-school educator

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INSIGHT

Key ideas for enhancing visual arts practice in your ECE setting

Practical ideas from our webinar on the visual arts in ECE with Dr Sarah Probine and Jacqui Lees.

Key ideas for designing play spaces for children using contemporary art

Ideas from Dr. Louisa Penfold's webinar about how teachers can plan a material-based play space and scaffold children’s creative learning.

VIDEOS