Visual Arts in ECE | Self-Directed

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    Welcome! We’re so glad you have joined us for this course on visual arts in ECE.

    You can get started now by watching the video below from The Education Hub’s founder Dr Nina Hood, and then reading more about the course.

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    Accessing the course

    The easiest way to access the course is from your Dashboard, shown above, by clicking on the course title. Each time you return to the course, you can pick up where you left off.

    Please note: to complete the course and earn your certificate, you MUST click the Mark complete button when you finish each part of the course. Completed parts are shown in the sidebar with blue ticks. If parts do not have a blue tick beside them, you need to go back and click Mark complete at the bottom of the page.

    To access your Dashboard at any time, either choose Log in next to The Education Hub logo at the top of the website, or click on your username in the same location, if you are already logged in. If you have more than one email address, please ensure you log into the course with the email address you used to register.

    Please note that the course is designed to be completed on a laptop, desktop computer or tablet, and is not optimised for use on a mobile phone. If you have any technical issues, please email us.

    About this course

    The course will cover the following areas:

    • The benefits of the visual arts for a range of learning outcomes
    • The role of the teacher in the visual arts
    • Creating environments in ECE centres for the visual arts
    • Engaging with a wide range of materials
    • The role of the visual arts in inquiry and investigations
    • Integrating the visual arts into everyday teaching and learning
    • Using the visual arts to empower children of all ages
    • Planning, assessing and responding to children’s visual art experiences

    The course is made up of 8 parts. Each part should take about one hour, not including the additional tasks that you will complete in your early childhood setting. Please work your way through each part in order, using the Mark complete buttons to log your progress.

    The course includes the following elements:

    • Videos to watch and readings to introduce key ideas.
    • Questions for reflection to help you engage deeply with the course content. We encourage you to use these questions as a starting point for personal written reflections.
    • Activities which have you planning, implementing and evaluating visual arts experiences for children in your own setting with specific goals in mind.

    In the last part of the course, we will ask you to provide feedback on your experience. As you go through the course, please note any issues or mistakes, and include those in your feedback to help us to refine the course experience. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    We look forward to working with you. If you’re enrolled, you can get started on Part 1, shown in the sidebar.