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Conceptualising Arts-Based Learning in the Early Years

A Research Paper in Education by Professor Cathy Nutbrown

5 small children laughing at a nursery in a darts in Doncaster project

This fascinating Research Paper by Professor Cathy Nutbrown from Sheffield University includes darts’ Daring Discoveries project with early years children.

The paper considers how through arts-based learning experiences, young children might be better equipped ‘to participate in cultural and artistic life’. The paper focuse on three key issues: first, human beings need the arts for holistic development; second, arts-based learning has yet to be widely articulated and developed in the early years; and third arts-based learning in the early years requires a stronger conceptual basis.

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Conceptualising arts based learning in the early years



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