This unit introduces you to learning in and through The Arts through an exploration of creative approaches. These approaches will promote effective understanding of the Arts, with a focus on the areas of music, drama, dance, visual and media arts. Students will engage in meaningful self-expression, communication and will gain an understanding of diverse cultures and traditions through a range of arts-based experiences that are underpinned by Arts learning theory.

Unit details

Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
EEC1113

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Adapt understanding of 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 including an awareness of the relevant guidelines, assessment, procedures and resources that support differentiated teaching strategies;  
  3. Plan, design, resource (including ICT), teach and evaluate experiences that engage and challenge a diverse range of learners, foster their creativity and deepen their understanding of diverse cultures and the wider global context in which they live;  
  4. Exemplify diverse ways of knowing in areas of artistic expression, and how participation in the Arts (including the creation of an arts-rich learning environment) can engage a diverse range of learners.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Project Arts journey plan 20%
Project Project Arts Learning experience 40%
Presentation Arts Journey Project 40%
Effective word limit of 3000 words in total, or equivalent. Project: This collaborative task is designed to provide students with an opportunity (working with their peers and individually) to integrate their Arts learning gained during the semester's activities into the development of arts-based activities and strategies that are differentiated to meet the specific learning needs of learners across the full range of abilities. Presentation: Students explore and develop their own Arts practice and understanding of creative processes, culminating in an oral presentation, performance or exhibition at the end of the unit.

Required reading

Delivering Authentic Arts Education 4th ed
Dinham, J., 2019
Cengage AU.

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