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Teaching in, through and across the Arts (EDUC90971)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90971
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This elective explores the creative practices and engaging pedagogies of three arts based educational practices: Visual Arts, Drama and Music. It offers opportunities for Master of Teaching students to participate and collaborate in practical visual arts, drama and music workshops that explore reflective, creative, innovative and artistic practices in, through and across the arts. These workshops will explore how arts and multi-arts experiences provide cognitive, emotional and embodied ways of knowing as well as how arts education practices and pedagogies can be applied across the curriculum and through co-curricula activities.

Students will critique, inquire and reflect on arts education to develop new knowledge and skills to extend their existing pedagogical practices and experiences. Over the course of the elective, they will design and develop an engaging, creative and innovative arts-led curriculum or co-curricula project and present a practical demonstration that illuminates and theorises the educational potential of the project.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Assess a broad range of arts based practices, methods and pedagogies and their applications to curriculum to create new knowledge and extend arts education;
  • Be a reflective practitioner by analysing cognitive, emotional and embodied ways of knowing in and through arts practices and pedagogies for learning and teaching;
  • Use technologies to find, use and disseminate complex concepts, practices and theories in arts education in order to understand and extend current practices in learning and teaching;
  • Create and design an innovative, creative pedagogical arts-led curriculum or co-curricula project to empower learners in, through and across the arts.

Generic skills

  • On completion of this subject students should : have a strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship;
  • have an in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline(s);
  • be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning;
  • have expanded their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse subjects;
  • have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems;
  • have initiated and implemented constructive change in their communities, including professions and workplaces;
  • have excellent interpersonal and decision-making skills, including an awareness of personal strengths and limitations;
  • be able to mentor future generations of learners.

Last updated: 21 September 2019