Singapore University of Social Sciences

Integrating Arts across the Curriculum for Children

Integrating Arts across the Curriculum for Children (ECE217)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Education

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


ECE217 Integrating the Arts across the Curriculum for Children is about using the arts as a teaching and learning tool in the classroom. Arts integration creates opportunities for creative and critical thinking, risk taking, problem solving and most importantly, self-regulation and self-expression. This course aims to equip teachers with skills and ideas for planning and teaching through the arts. Teachers will be able to better understand the needs and interests of young children and engage them in purposeful arts experiences. The integration of the arts into the curriculum provides a key instructional strategy for the development of the whole child.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester


  • Creative Process as a pedagogy
  • Making thinking visible through the arts
  • Purpose and types of thinking routines
  • Visual arts and aesthetic appreciation (Birth to 6)
  • Performing arts - Music, Movement and Drama (Birth to 6)
  • Literary arts (Birth to 6)
  • Integration of the arts in the early childhood classroom
  • Planning arts experiences in Singapore
  • Facilitating discussion with children
  • Documentation and display of children’s work
  • Creating a conducive learning environment
  • Cultivating partnership with families and community

Learning Outcome

  • Examine the importance of creativity in the lives of young children
  • Discuss the importance of various thinking processes
  • Identify a variety of arts integration activities in the early childhood classroom
  • Apply strategies to plan, implement and evaluate a variety of child-centric creative arts experiences
  • Use thinking routines and other strategies to make learning visible for children
  • Design integrated arts experiences to support children’s learning in language and literacy and social emotional development
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