Overview

This unit develops pre-service teacher’s understandings of learning theories and practice in arts education, specifically in dance, drama, music, media and visual arts. Pre-service teachers will become familiar with the skills necessary to implement an effective arts program in the primary school environment and will be prepared to plan, teach, assess and report on student learning. Pre-service teachers will develop an appreciation of the impact arts education can have on children, and consider contemporary ways to foster their creativity.

Requisites

Prerequisites
EDU10004 Theories of Teaching and Learning

AND

150 credit points

Teaching periods
Location
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Teaching Period 1
Location
Online
Start and end dates
11-March-2024
09-June-2024
Last self-enrolment date
24-March-2024
Census date
05-April-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
26-April-2024
Results released date
02-July-2024
Semester 2
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
29-July-2024
27-October-2024
Last self-enrolment date
11-August-2024
Census date
31-August-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
13-September-2024
Results released date
03-December-2024
Teaching Period 3
Location
Online
Start and end dates
04-November-2024
09-February-2025
Last self-enrolment date
17-November-2024
Census date
29-November-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
27-December-2024
Results released date
04-March-2025

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Advocate the importance of the creative learning areas of Arts (dance, drama, media, music and visual arts)
  • Communicate key concepts and relevant national and/or state or territory curriculum content within the learning areas of the Arts (dance, drama, media, music and visual arts)
  • Evaluate contemporary pedagogical approaches in teaching, learning and assessment of the Arts (dance, drama, media, music and visual arts) and including the use of ICT
  • Plan and evaluate Arts (dance, drama, media, music and visual arts) learning experiences and resources
  • Reflect upon their values and beliefs about creative arts education, in primary education settings including an appreciation of ethical, cultural and inclusivity considerations

Teaching methods

Hawthorn

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Live Online
Lecture
1.00 12 weeks 12
On-campus
Class
2.00 12 weeks 24
Specified Activities
Various
4.00 12 weeks 48
Unspecified Activities
Various
5.50 12 weeks 66
TOTAL150

Swinburne Online

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Online
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
12.50 12 weeks 150
TOTAL150

Assessment

Type Task Weighting ULO's
EssayIndividual 50% 1,2,3 
PortfolioIndividual 50% 4,5 

Content

  • Relevant national and or state / territory curriculum
  • Contemporary pedagogical approaches and methods of teaching the Arts including the use of ICT
  • Principles of planning and assessing within the Arts
  • Providing feedback to enhance learning
  • Arts key concepts
  • Creativity in Primary school
  • Reflective teaching in the Arts
  • Arts resources

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.