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Education of Visual Arts in Early Childhood Education II

Code: 101991 ECTS Credits: 4
Degree Type Year Semester
2500797 Early Childhood Education OB 3 2
The proposed teaching and assessment methodology that appear in the guide may be subject to changes as a result of the restrictions to face-to-face class attendance imposed by the health authorities.


Mar Morón Velasco

Use of Languages

Principal working language:
catalan (cat)
Some groups entirely in English:
Some groups entirely in Catalan:
Some groups entirely in Spanish:


Maria Immaculada Pla Sorribes
Almudena Martin Martinez


It is recommended to have passed the subject "Education of Visual Arts in Early Childhood I"

Objectives and Contextualisation

Learning objectives:

  1. To understand and develop the curriculum of visual arts education for early childhood.
  2. To acquire criteria for the assessment and understanding of the arts and their application in teaching in early childhood education.
  3. Applying learning-teaching strategies in the field of visual arts: image, object and space.
  4. Deepen the nature of artistic processes and resources to be executed.
  5. Producing art projects.
  6. Developing experiences and creating events for a performative arts education.


  • Be familiar with the music, plastics and body language curriculum at this stage as well as theories on the acquisition and development of the corresponding learning.
  • Consider classroom practical work to innovate and improve teaching.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the aims, curricular contents and criteria of evaluation of Infant Education
  • Design and regulate learning spaces in diverse contexts which attend to the particular issues of pupils regarding gender equality, equity and respect for human rights.
  • Develop educational proposals that promote perception and musical expression, motor skills, drawing and creativity.
  • Express other languages and use them for educational purposes: corporal, musical, audiovisual.
  • Promote the autonomy and uniqueness of each pupil as factors of education in emotions, feelings and values in early childhood.
  • Work in teams and with teams (in the same field or interdisciplinary).

Learning Outcomes

  1. Acquire the appropriate curricular, methodological, and evaluative skills and knowledge for professional application to the plastic and visual field.
  2. Be able to promote the autonomy and uniqueness of each child, in terms of visual and plastic education, as factors that educate emotions, feelings and values in early childhood.
  3. Being able to work in collaboration with others in artistic processes and projects.
  4. Collecting and analysing data from the direct observation of the classroom in order to create a learning sequence proposal adapted to the specific and innovative environment.
  5. Design proposals for educational intervention in contexts of diversity that address the particular educational needs of children, gender equality, equity and respect for human rights.
  6. Design, apply and evaluate a learning sequence that respects the globality and uniqueness of each child.
  7. Know the basics of the corporal expression curriculum at this stage as well as theories on the acquisition and development of relevant learning.
  8. Know the principles and theories of music education in infant schooling.
  9. Produce educational proposals that promote the perception and expression of motor skills and creativity, using other languages such as music and plastics.
  10. Reflecting on classroom practices based on observation in order to innovate and improve the teaching task.
  11. Understand and produce didactic material applied to arts education.
  12. Using different languages (body, music and audio-visual) to express the learning acquired in the subject.


Section I. PRODUCTIVE DIMENSION: Training in the practice of art studio II.

1.1. Visual thinking and artistic development: creative processes.

1.2. Practices and interdisciplinary art projects.


Section II. PERFORMATIVE DIMENSION: Educational action.

2.1. The curriculum of arts education in ECh: the visual and the arts

2.2. Methodologies, processes and strategies: creating environments and learning spaces

2.3. The artist as a teacher / pedagogue

2.4. Links between schools, museums and cultural centers.



Autonomous activities

Reading and reflections of texts on topics related to the contents of the subject.

Artistic creation: the processes of artistic creation will begin in the workshop (seminars) and can be followed autonomously in other spaces: nature, library, ...

Visit to an art exhibition, it will be decided at the beginning of the subject and will depend on the exhibitions that are scheduled in Barcelona at this time. The student will have to go on his / her own and make the payment of the ticket, if applicable.


Virtual sessions (can be done in person, depending on the pandemic)

Presentations by teachers of the contents and basic questions of the syllabus. They will be done with the whole group virtually.

There will be (virtual) debates on issues in the area.



Art practice: small group work spaces (maximum 25 students) supervised by the teachers where proposals specific to the area will be made: individually and in groups. It delves into the contents and topics worked on in the large (virtual) group.

Reflections from the texts and viewings of audiovisual documents related to the subject.

Work of the artistic creation process: analysis of the processes and results.

Presentation of educational intervention projects in the field of arts education in early childhood education.


Supervised activities

Individual or small group tutorials to follow the proposals (face-to-face or virtual).

Design of an educational intervention.



The sessions of this course are based on research and experimentation with materials by students, which requires an investigation based on image documentation and oftherecycling of materials for art education. Moreover, the methodology adopted requires for a good developmentthat students bring to the classroom specialised materials for the developing of art activities (brushes and paints, among others).

*Teachers will recommend the most suitable material for planned activities, which will have a sustainable cost and can be shared among students. We will search for mechanisms to ensure that the student can have it in case you do not have the necessary resources.


Our teaching approach and assessment procedures may be altered if public health authorities impose new restrictions on public gatherings for COVID-19



Title Hours ECTS Learning Outcomes
Type: Directed      
Exhibitions by the teacher (virtual sessions). 8 0.32 8, 2, 1, 3
Proposals for artistic practice (seminars) 25 1 7, 8, 3, 12
Type: Supervised      
Design of educational interventions 10 0.4 8, 11, 5, 6, 9, 2, 1, 4, 10, 3, 12
Type: Autonomous      
Theoretical reflections 20 0.8 8, 1
Visit to an exhibition. 37 1.48 3, 12


There will be a continuous assessment; and attendance is compulsory: the student must attend at least 80% of classes, otherwise it will be considered absent.

Throughout the course there will be two deliveries of works:

- The first delivery will be, in early April (during the first week);

- The second delivery will be during the first week of June. This final installment will be accompanied by the portfolio (be valued content and presentation).

- The re-assessment for the students that didn't pass the previous activities will be the third week of June.

The teacher will specify the assignments to be delivered, the format and the exact date of delivery. The return of the works and activities will be in a period not exceeding 20 days after the delivery date.

We will also evaluate the competences on teamwork and cooperative work, as well as the assessement will be gender-sensitive.

To pass this course, the student should demonstrate a good general communicative competence, both orally and in writing and a good knowledge of the language and vehicual languages reflected in the syllabus.

It will be necessary to show as an essential requirement, aptitudes and attitudes compatible with the educational profession, such as: active listening, responsibility, respect, active participation, cooperation, empathy, kindness, punctuality, non-judgmental, arguing, proper use of electronic devices (mobile, computer, etc.) and critical thinking. There will be necessary behaviors that favor a friendly and positive environment in the classroom, with a democratic functioning and where the differences are respected and valued.

The maximum recovery note will be 5.

You can check the rules on assessment: http://www.uab.cat/web/informacio-academica/avaluacio/normativa-1292571269103.html.

Assessment Activities

Title Weighting Hours ECTS Learning Outcomes
Art education activity 1. (Section II. PERFORMATIVE DIMENSION). INDIVIDUAL. 20 % 0 0 11, 5, 6, 9, 2
Art education activity 2. (Section II. PERFORMATIVE DIMENSION). IN GROUP. 20 % 0 0 11, 5, 6, 9, 2
Art education portfolio (Section 1 and 2). INDIVIDUAL. 10 % 0 0 1, 4, 10
Art studio 1. (Section I. PRODUCTIVE DIMENSION). INDIVIDUAL. 25 % 0 0 7, 8, 3, 12
Art studio 2. (Sectio I. PRODUCTIVE DIMENSION). IN GROUP. 25 % 0 0 7, 8, 3, 12


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