Dr Amanda Niland has vast experience in the early learning sector, having worked in a range of early childhood, primary school and early intervention settings. Amanda also taught in undergraduate and postgraduate programs at Macquarie University for more than 10 years, before joining the early childhood team at the University of Sydney.
Amanda is particularly interested in music and creative arts education, children’s literature, inclusive education and disability studies. She is also a children’s author.
- the central role of music in children’s lives
- how music contributes to children’s sense of belonging and developing identity
- the ways in which music can support and enrich children’s learning and development in communication and language, social skills, motor skills, creative and flexible thinking
- music as both a mode of communication and an expressive art form and children as capable musicians, and
- strategies and resources you can use to increase your confidence and ability to share in music-making with young children.
If you’re based in the ACT, this package is a 3-hour TQI Accredited professional learning program.