This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to nurture creativity in children. The unit applies to educators who work with children in a variety of education and care services.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - planned and provided at least three programs or active learning environments that foster creativity in for children of varying ages, including: creative experiences initiated by children; dramatic and imaginative play opportunities; creative approaches to routines, and; opportunities for each child to develop self-expression and skills, and; - facilitated the active participation of at least three children of varying ages through encouragement, appropriate interactions and communications.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - how to access: the National Quality Framework; the National Quality Standards, and; the relevant approved learning framework; - how to navigate through framework and standards documents to find areas relevant to this unit of competency; - stages of children's development, in planning and delivering a range of appropriate activities to stimulate an interest and love of learning in children music, movement, construction, visual art and dramatic play sufficient to engage children and assist them to implement their ideas; - aesthetic, safe, interesting, challenging environments to encourage curiosity, experimentation, active learning, literacy and choice, and; - organisational standards, policies and procedures.

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