Imagining the World through the Arts

EDU30007 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online, Wantirna Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • On-campus: 12 hours Face to face+Blended Swinburne online - Nil

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

In this unit, pre-service teachers focus on the skills and knowledge necessary to teach in and throughout the Arts in the early childhood/primary classroom, as well as the capacity to design and implement arts teaching programs. This unit will help pre-service teachers develop an understanding of the contribution of the Arts to learning in the lives of children, providing them with the skills and understandings to support children’s creativity, self-expression, imagination, and the use of multiple methods of communication to create meaning.

Unit Learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Examine key concepts and skills necessary to create Arts based learning experiences.
2. Investigate the relevance and significance of the creative arts in early childhood education.
3. Critique pedagogical principles that support young children’s sensory, intellectual and aesthetic development and creative expression.
4. Plan a range of learning experiences that foster creativity, imagination, self-expression and aesthetic awareness in children from infancy in a variety of ways through offering opportunities that take account of interests and skills.
5. Develop and evaluate appropriate and enjoyable music, dance, visual arts and drama experiences that enable children to build confidence and gain knowledge and skills in these areas.
6. Evaluate arts learning experiences based upon inclusive practises.


Courses with unit

BA-EDUEC Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
BA-EDUEC2 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
DP-EDU Diploma of Education Studies
AB-EDU Associate Degree of Education