Current Theoretical Perspectives, Pedagogies And Curriculum Approaches

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Current theoretical perspectives, pedagogies and curriculum approaches.

Teaching and learning can be seen as an integrated approach through the support and reflection of visual arts, theoretical perspectives and cultural perspectives such as Māori and Pasifika. These approaches help explain different teaching practices and extension of children’s interests and the different ways to present and consider the environment the children learn and develop in.

The arts are a fundamental element of ones human condition as it provides a medium for the freedom of self-expression such as thoughts, ideas, beliefs and culture. There is a natural necessity to create as it shares an insight into identity and culture (Wright, 2003). Through implementing arts into early childhood, it can foster and support a child’s mean making, self-expression and holistic development (Ministry of Education, 1996). The arts play an immense role in a child’s holistic development as it supports the links between body, cognition, spirit and culture. It also has multiple benefits to a child’s visual, spatial, aural and bodily-kinaesthetic modes of learning or multimodal leaning (Wright, 2003). A children who contributes participates and views art, experience and demonstrate imagination, creativity, pride and pleasure. Through this, children are able to record their thoughts and feelings without verbally communicating. In all environments and cultures, there is a vast amount of visual arts. These arts can be…
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