Creativity and the Arts in Education

    Unit code: EEC1113 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    City Campus
    Footscray Nicholson
    Footscray Park
    Online Real Time
    St Albans


    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.

    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.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Project
    Grade: 20%
    Arts journey plan
    Assessment type: Project
    Grade: 40%
    Project Arts Learning experience
    Assessment type: Presentation
    Grade: 40%
    Arts Journey Project

    Required reading

    Delivering Authentic Arts Education.
    Dinham, J., (2019).| Cengage Learning.

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