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Identity, Culture and the Arts (EDUC90608)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90608
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This subject focuses on identity and young people with an emphasis on the diversity of young people's artistic expression. It explores engagement with popular and traditional cultures and focuses especially on the diverse ways in which different groups of young people appropriate, invent and re-invent cultural expressions through the arts. Flexible delivery will provide students with the conceptual tools for understanding the role the visual arts, music and drama and related cultural activities play in young people’s identity formation both in and out of school. It will examine creativity and engagement in the arts for, by, with and about young people in a range of educational and community contexts. Learning will be reinforced by fieldwork and assignments linked to cultural site visits. ​

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Analyse and evaluate theories, policies and practices in relation the diversity of young people’s cultural expressions; 
  • Evaluate social, cultural, political and historical contexts of youth and popular culture and engagement that inform policies and practices ​
  • Apply specialised theoretical understanding and knowledge of current research, debates, policies and practices in youth education and arts practices from a multidisciplinary and global perspective. ​
  • Examine creativity and engagement in the arts and cultural activities for, by, with and about young people in a range of contexts. ​

Generic skills

  • Critical reasoning and thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Evidence based decision making
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Teamwork and professional collaboration
  • Self-reflection, career awareness and lifelong learning
  • Active and participatory citizenship

Last updated: 3 April 2019