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Engagement and the Arts (EDUC90606)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90606
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Through critical reading, observation and close analysis of practice or another arts-based learning context, students will identify the integral connections between the arts, engagement and learning. Students will explore the conditions that enable engaging arts experiences for children and young people and investigate the distinctive forms of knowledge that characterise engagement in the arts. Through reflection and research, students will synthesise and articulate how these are interpreted and evidenced, as well as exploring strategies for implementation and advocacy.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Apply specialised theoretical understanding and knowledge of current research, and understanding of the relationship of the arts to engagement and learning​
  • Evaluate and communicate the ways in which to document, interpret and evidence learning in and through the arts ​to improve professional practice
  • Synthesise and articulate the strategies and conditions that impact on arts-based engagement and learning for implementation and advocacy.    

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