Children, Meaning-Making and the Arts

Children, Meaning-Making and the Arts

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This Australian text is about childrena€™s voices a€“ their minds, feelings, souls. Ita€™s about how childrena€™s voices are liberated through the arts, and how children make and communicate meaning through still and moving images, sounds, textures, gestures and the use of many other signs. It is also about how teachers, parents, peers and the community influence childrena€™s early development, and how quality arts education in early childhood is an essential component of lifelong learning. The authors are teachers and researchers who are respected for their contributions to early childhood arts education. All of them have addressed their topics via practical examples, which are embedded in current philosophies and theories, often stemming from original research and firsthand interactions with children.From before birth, children are connected to family, community, culture and place (DEEWR, 2009, p. 7). The paintings of Albert ... Not all Aboriginal artists do a#39;dot paintingsa#39;a€”these are unique to particular country and kin. a€c Reflect on how visual anbsp;...

Title:Children, Meaning-Making and the Arts
Author:Susan Wright
Publisher:Pearson Higher Education AU - 2011-08-16


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