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 ode: 24 hours Face to face Swinburne online - Nil

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

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

5 Jul 21 - 3 Oct 21

26 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
18 Jul 21

30 Jul 21


EDU10004 Theories of Teaching and Learning

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.

Students who successfully complete this unit 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.

Courses with unit

BA-EDECP / BA-EDECPS (SOL) Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
BA-EDU Bachelor of Education
BA-EDUS Bachelor of Education
BA-EDUPRI/EDUPRI1 Bachelor of Education (Primary)