Short Title:Creative Interventions for the Personal, Social and Emotional Development of Children
Full Title:Creative Interventions for the Personal, Social and Emotional Development of Children
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:CRIN H4002
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Child Care and youth services
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Helena Doody
Module Author:Zuzana Tesarova
Module Description:Early childhood professionals work in a multidisciplinary system, to provide a holistic approach to early childhood education. Holistic education provides for the personal, social, emotional, physical, and educational needs of the child. However, on some occasions the child may need more intensive support for their emotional needs. This module introduces the student to the role of the creative therapies (art, drama, music and movement) within early childhood care. It investigates the reasons why children behave in certain ways, and explores creative strategies and interventions for dealing with challenging behaviour. The creative arts are also a powerful medium for self-awareness and personal development. In this module the student will learn to awaken their own creativity through experiential creative arts workshops, and in a gentle way, learn more about themselves. Connections will be made to Síolta and Aistear where relevant. Throughout, emphasis will be placed on developing students' CoRe competencies.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Synthesise key aspects of the personal, social, and emotional development of children.
LO2 Comprehend in depth the theories behind creative arts practices and creative arts therapies, and compare and contrast both.
LO3 Appraise ways in which best practice in the creative arts may be used to support the emotional needs of young children and the management of behaviour.
LO4 ­­Evaluate their own creativity and reflect upon their own personal development through engagement with the creative arts.
LO5 Apply imagination and engage in collaborative work through the designing of a creative arts project for young children.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay In this written piece of coursework students demonstrate their understanding of key aspects of the holistic development of children, and of the importance of creative arts practices and therapies. This assessment is to be completed on an individual basis. 1,2,3 40.00 Week 6
Project This written assessment is a 35% creative arts project designed to promote children's personal, social and emotional development. It consists of a series of lesson plans and draws on elements of curriculum design and pedagogy. In this project students are to explore key creative strategies and interventions for dealing with challenging behaviour. This assessment is to be completed in pairs and is to be presented in class for a further 25%. 3,4,5 60.00 Sem 1 End
No End of Module Formal Examination

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Independent Learning No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 5.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Bruce, T. 2011, Cultivating Creativity, Hodder Education Publishers [ISBN: 1444137182]
  • Cameron, J. 2011, The Artist's Way Workbook, Souvenir Press [ISBN: 0285639943]
  • Lyons, D. 2010, Creative Studies for the Caring Professions, Gill & MacMillan [ISBN: 0717147681]
  • Rogers, N. 2000, The Creative Connection, PCCS Books [ISBN: 1898059330]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Dowling, M. 2014, Young Children's Personal, Social and Emotional Development, 4th ed. Ed., SAGE [ISBN: 1473907284]
  • Hendy, L. 2001, Supporting Drama And Imaginative Play In The Early Years, McGraw-Hill Education (UK) [ISBN: 0335206654]
  • Jones, P. 2005, The Arts Therapies, Psychology Press [ISBN: 1583918132]
  • Sunderland, M. 2017, Using Story Telling as a Therapeutic Tool with Children, Taylor & Francis [ISBN: 1351372319]
  • Thomas, B. 2009, Creative Coping Skills for Children, Jessica Kingsley Publishers [ISBN: 1846429544]
Required Article/Paper Resources
  • Levitt, E. and Cohen, S. 1976, Attitudes of Children towards their handicapped peers, Childhood Education, 52
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Vander Ven, K. 1999, You are what you do and become what you've done: the role of activity in development of self, Journal of Child and Youth Care, 13(2)
  • Krasny, L., Williams, B.J., Provencal, S. and Ozonoff, S. 1996, Social skills intervention for the autism spectrum: essential ingredients and a model curriculum, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinics, 12
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HCHCE_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Early Childhood Care and Education 7 Elective