Arts Education

EDU40008 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • On-campus: 12 hours Face to face and Swinburne online

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

More teaching periods
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

10 Jul 23 - 8 Oct 23

31 Oct 23

Last self enrolment:
23 Jul 23

4 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
25 Aug 23

Aims and objectives

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.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

1. Advocate the importance of the creative learning areas of Arts (dance, drama, media, music and visual arts).
2. 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).
3. 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.
4. Plan and evaluate Arts (dance, drama, media, music and visual arts) learning experiences and resources.
5. Reflect upon their values and beliefs about creative arts education, in primary education settings including an appreciation of ethical, cultural and inclusivity considerations.