EDUC10048 Creativity, Play and the Arts

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Feb-2017 to 28-May-2017
Assessment Period End 23-Jun-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 10-Mar-2017
Census Date 31-Mar-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 05-May-2017

This subject has a quota of 75 students.

Places will be allocated based on date of enrolment until the quota is reached. Anyone enrolling after the quota has been reached will be notified by the MGSE Student Centre at least one week prior to the start of teaching.

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Dr Marnee Watkins, Dr Robert Brown


Dr Robert Brown: r.brown@unimelb.edu.au
Dr Marnee Watkins: m.watkins@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

This subject focuses on the integral connection between play, the arts and engagement for children and young people. Through practical workshops linked to theory students will interpret and examine playful, creative and artful experiences. To understand and learn how to facilitate children’s engagement through play and the arts, students will plan for and experience direct interactions with children. The experiential nature of the subject is supported by knowledge drawn from a range of disciplines incorporating theories of engagement, play and creativity, artistic creation, and human development.

Learning Outcomes:

Students will:

  • Experience and reflect critically on diverse arts and play experiences;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how the arts, creativity and play engage children and young people;
  • Practise analytical and interactive skills through engagement with children and young people;
  • Develop skills and knowledge that support engagement in arts practice.
  • Item 1: Analysis of Play, Creativity and Artful Experience - Essay (1600 words) due mid semester (40%)
  • Item 2: Analysis of Engaging Practice - Report (2400 words) due end of semester (60%)

Hurdle requirements:

  • Item 3: Oral presentation (5 minutes) due week 12
  • Minimum of 80% attendance at all scheduled lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops.
Prescribed Texts:

Course readings will be provided.

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

This subject will assist students to acquire the following graduate attributes:

  • expand their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse subjects, artforms, and settings
  • the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems
  • initiate and implement constructive change in their communities, including professions and workplaces
  • excellent interpersonal and decision-making skills, including an awareness of personal strengths and limitations
Links to further information: http://education.unimelb.edu.au/study_with_us/breadth/creative_projects_digital_technologies#creativity
Related Breadth Track(s): Creativity, the Arts, and Young People

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