Learning in and through the Arts

Unit code: EDC1010 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Nicholson
Online Real Time


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.

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.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Poster
Grade: 20%
Arts journey plan
Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 40%
Arts learning experience
Assessment type: Creative Works
Grade: 40%
Arts journey project

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