This unit introduces you to learning in and through the Arts through an exploration of creative approaches and play-based learning. These approaches will promote effective understanding of the Arts, with a focus on the areas of music, drama, dance, visual arts, visual communication and design and media arts. Students will explore meaningful self-expression, communication and reflection of the Arts through a range of arts-based experiences that are underpinned by an investigation of Arts learning theorists. The unit explores the arts in early childhood, classroom and community settings.

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This unit is only for students undertaking course EDES.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Understand the diverse ways of learning in and through in the Arts (visual arts, drama, dance, computer mediated art, design, music and performance);  
  2. Articulate Arts language and techniques in response to their own artistic creations and those of others;  
  3. Plan, design, resource, facilitate and evaluate activities that engage and challenge a diverse range of learners, foster their creativity and deepen their understanding of their world;  
  4. Explore diverse ways of knowing and meaning making in and through the Arts;  
  5. Examine how participation in an arts-rich learning environment considers the diversity of learners' needs.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Poster Arts journey plan 20%
Presentation Arts learning experience 40%
Creative Works Arts journey project 40%
Effective word limit of 3000 words in total, or equivalent.

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