Teaching the Arts in the Primary Curriculum
- Susan Ogier - University of Roehampton, UK
- Suzy Tutchell - University of Reading, Reading, UK
Exploring the Primary Curriculum
Primary Arts | Primary Education (General) | Primary Teacher Training
Learning in the arts does not fit in with simple, conventional methodologies for teaching and assessing in the traditional sense, but it has an immense power to transform children’s understanding of the world around them, and their lives. Many jobs, currently and of the future, will demand the skills that learning in the arts will develop.
This book brings Arts Education sharply into focus as a meaningful, learning experience for children of pre-school and primary age (3-11 years). It reinforces the potential for the wide range of physical, mental and emotional development, through learning opportunities that engagement in arts practice facilitates.
- Provides insight into how teachers can support children to consider contemporary challenges that face their generation.
- Includes expert voices from the world of education to demonstrate an expansive, and perhaps surprising, view of where and how the Arts can be found.
- Shows how we can bring the arts so easily into our curriculum, and into our classrooms.
This text has been adopted for the year 2 Foundation Degree students, encouraging students to utilise arts education across the curriculum. The reflection boxes enable students to consider their working practice, as well as the sections on ‘theory focus’ and case studies. Clear links to teaching standards to enable students who are progressing onto teacher training programmes to explore key content.
This little book provides some wonderful insights into Arts in Education. For students working in Early Education, with younger children, the book highlights the value and importance of Arts Education in supporting emerging concepts. Exploring Art as a way of learning in all areas of the curriculum, the book engages with Storytelling to support Language and communication, music, dance and highlighting links between science and arts exploring emergent concepts that are closer than we would imagine in our daily lives.