BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

AECE-140 - Music and Art in ECE - 3.00 Credits

AECE-140 - Music and Art in ECE - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
The course provides students with an introduction to the study of music and art in relation to programming in the early childhood education field. Students will learn the connection between theory and practice in the area of creativity for both individual expression and cultural identity. The course ensures that students know the development age of aesthetic, musical, and sensory experiences in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal settings.
Part of the:
  • Early Childhood Education Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Early Childhood Education Certificate - Year 1 Spring
  • Prerequisites : Program Admission
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • demonstrate an awareness of creativity as individual expression;

  • describe a general understanding of the young child as an artist;

  • demonstrate that the implementation of aesthetic and sensory experiences appropriate to the developing child;

  • describe the connection between theory and practice in art as well as music;

  • demonstrate their awareness that art is an integral component to programming.

  • list the child’s developmental progression as it relates to learning and experiencing musical concepts; and

  • describe the use and importance of traditional Aboriginal visual and performing arts within culture.
  • Text and Materials:
  • MacDonald, D.T. (1979). MUSIC IN OUR LIVES: the early years. National Association for the Education of Young Children. Washington, DC.
  • Koster, J.B. (2001). Growing Artists: Teaching Art to Young Children. Second Edition. Delmar. Thompson Learning. Albany, New York, U.S.A.
  • 3.
  • American Psychological Association. (2001). PUBLICATION MANUAL: of the American Psychological Association. Fifth edition. American Psychological Association. Washington, DC.

  • ***Note: Textbook # 3 is used for all other AECE courses.
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved June 25, 2014.