Courses & Units

Arts Pedagogy EMT652




This Unit focuses on multiple facets of the overall professional practice of secondary Arts teachers. It will explore and build on the knowledge and experience you gained in the successful completion of EMT552 Foundations of Arts Education and will enable you to critically examine current innovations, theories, practices and pedagogy in an inclusive Arts curriculum specific to your identified Arts area. This Unit aims to support you in the development of a philosophy of Arts teaching that demonstrates a consistency of approach across pedagogy, curriculum and assessment. There is a strong emphasis on the practical aspect of curriculum design, authentic assessment and the linking of theory to practice.

The Unit is taught in a modular structure that will allow to you to focus exclusively on your main secondary teaching area - either drama, music, media or visual arts for the majority of the semester. Please note that if you are enrolled in the Comprehensive Arts Specialisation, you will complete the pedagogy module of your second Arts teaching area embedded within the Unit EMT653 Partnerships in Arts Education.


Unit name Arts Pedagogy
Unit code EMT652
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Dr Abbey MacDonald

Teaching staff

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 070105

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:


Teaching Pattern

Fully On line with Flexible Place-Based Learning Opportunities


AT1: Unit Rewriting Exercise (30%); AT2: Pedagogy Workbook (40%); AT3: Unit of Work (30%)

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Flexible Study Options

This unit is available face to face on Hobart Campus only and fully online via distance enrolment.




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